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Building a Sherlock™ Plug-in!

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If you've ever wondered why no one has written a Sherlock plug-in for your favorite web site, wonder no longer: Just create one yourself! It's fun (?!?), may induce frustration, and you can even use ResEdit, the program strong enough to cripple your Macintosh yet gentle enough to have a Jack-in-the-Box as its logo! But the best part may be that you've personally expanded the capabilities of Sherlock on your own Mac.

Creating a plug-in with "isspbuilder" can be done in five easy (?) stages:

  1. Find a web site and decide if it should have a plug-in.
  2. Run a search at the web site & collect the information you'll need to create the plug-in.
  3. Create a plug-in file using the "isspbuilder" program.
  4. Modify the plug-in so that it has the proper format.
  5. Test your plug-in to see if it works.

...and, To make your plug-in complete, there are two optional steps:

  1. Make sure the plug-in displays the search output correctly.
  2. Give your new plug-in a cute, easily-recognizable custom icon.



Click here to begin!

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Disclaimer: These plug-ins and any associated programs at this website have been provided to make your searching with Sherlock more convenient & productive. While they have been thoroughly tested & work just fine on my Macintosh, they are provided "as is" without warranty or remedy of any kind: You assume any risks in using this software, and are solely responsible for any outcome resulting from such use. Unless explicitly stated, these plug-ins were created solely by the Author through direct examination & use of the websites mentioned, and are neither endorsed nor supported by Apple Computer or the specific websites they are designed to work with.

Copyright: While this information is available free of charge, it is not in the Public Domain. Copyright is claimed on all material presented on this page, as well as any files linked to this page that have been created by the Author of this site. Plug-ins may be distributed provided the entire folder of information is distributed without alteration. If you would like to distribute them in a collection, CD-ROM or by other mass duplication means, contact me for permission. Thanks.

Questions? Comments? Plug-ins? Contact me! I welcome any questions, comments, suggestions, plug-ins or links you may have.


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