How to do an application using XULRunner

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Note: This page is still under construction

Setting up an application file structure

First set up the application file structure to the following:

       your app files

This file structure is used on a Linux platform. If your using a different platform, please visit Deploying XULRunner 1.8 to find the file struture for your specific platform.


Users can change the name of the italicized filename and folders

Setting up the application.ini file

XULRunner first looks at the application.ini file located at the root directory. This file contains metadata which tells XULRunner how to run the application properly. This fype typically contains [Heading] and Key=Values. Also, Lines which begin with characters "#" or ";" are treated as comments.

The application.ini file contains two sections. They are the following with surrounding square brackets:

[App] Section - This section of the file contains data about the application

Key Value
Name Name of the application.
Version Version of the application.
BuildID This is the build ID which is unique. Typically this field is a date
ID Unique ID of the application.
Vendor This is the vendor of the application which is an optional field.

[Gecko] Section - This section contains information about what version XULRunner is needed for the application.

Key Value
MinVersion The minimum XULRunner version this application supports.
MaxVersion The maximum XULRunner version this application can run on.

The following is a sample application.ini file.

 Name=Hello World Application
 Copyright=Copyright (c) 2006

Setting up the chrome.manifestj file


Setting up the prefs.js file

Creating some XUL

Running the application