Firefox AddOn (webextension): need advice for Project / IDE config, maybe plugins or support libs

Hi,

I'm working on a project for a Firefox AddOn using the webextension technology. As I started with existing sources, I used "Project" -> "New Project from existing sources" for setting up the project.

Now, I can edit the JavaScript and most things work, but a few things appear to be missing:

 

What I'm looking for is some advice to configure the project or the IDE. Currently I'm using IDEA Ultimate, but I could switch to another product if needed, as I signed up for the "All Products Package".

 

Maybe there is an IDEA plugin I did not find, or a support library I can add to the project ?

By "support library", I don't mean a JavaScript library I can use in the project itself, like JQuery. I mean something that provides IDEA with autocomplete information, i.e. someting that represents the runtime types.

If there is no such thing, I think I can live without it, but if there is, I'd like to use it.

 

Thanks and Regards,

Markus

 

 

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>By "support library", I don't mean a JavaScript library I can use in the project itself, like JQuery. I mean something that provides IDEA with autocomplete information, i.e. someting that represents the runtime types.

 

IDEA uses javascript libraries/Typescript stubs to provide autocomplete information. See https://blog.jetbrains.com/webstorm/2014/07/how-webstorm-works-completion-for-javascript-libraries/

I believe that installing webextension typings would help:  npm i @types/firefox-webext-browser

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Adding "@types/firefox-webext-browser" as external library helped. thanks.

 

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