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Native messaging or http

sockets,web-applications,chrome-native-messaging
I want to be able to execute local shell commands in a web application. Chrome Native messaging api seems to be good for that, but as it needs also a service in background, I do not see a real difference with a little http server. Is there a real structural...

C# NativeMessaging to Chrome

c#,google-chrome,google-chrome-extension,chrome-native-messaging
I am trying to create a plugin/listener to have an external application pump messages into my SPA page/app. I've created manifests, JS files, and added a reg entry, but to no avail, my listeners aren't getting triggered. I've got: // JavaScript source code Native.js - Plugin chrome.runtime.onMessageExternal.addListener( function (request, sender,...

Getting “Error when communicating with the native messaging host.” when sending message from native host to browser extension (Windows)

google-chrome,winapi,c++11,google-chrome-extension,chrome-native-messaging
I'm getting an "Inside onDisconnected(): Error when communicating with the native messaging host." when sending a message from my native host app to the browser extension. There are several things that can cause this: 1) Incorrect length sent at beginning of message, or improper order of length bytes sent (endianness)....

Can i embed program through native messaging in Chrome (like old npapi plugins)?

google-chrome,google-chrome-extension,npapi,chrome-native-messaging
Is it possible to create Chrome extension which can embed a program into Chrome? I mean something like old NPAPI plugins such as VLC player, java, etc... I found some native messaging examples, but every example is only for sending simple messages to control an external program. But for example...

C# native host with Chrome Native Messaging

c#,google-chrome,chrome-native-messaging
I spent a few hours today researching how to get Chrome native messaging working with a C# native host. Conceptually it was quite simple, but there were a few snags that I resolved with help (in part) from these other questions: Native Messaging Chrome Native messaging from chrome extension to...