Enable Microsoft® .NET handler for ClickOnce applications in Chrome™ and Chromium™ for Windows.
This extension implements Native Host messaging to allow installation of ClickOnce (MIME application/x-ms-application) applications.
There are currently a couple of other extensions with ClickOnce support, but we found that they lacked certain features that we were looking for. We couldn't get most to work with our website. So we decided to develop our own clean extension.
* No adware
* Case insensitive link detector
* Extension-detection compatibility
This extension will identify itself using various ways (for compatibility with different sites), and for that it will add a couple of variables to the window object. This requires the "Read and change all your data on the websites you visit" permission.
When a ClickOnce link is clicked, Microsoft® dotNET must handle the content. Google Chrome™ won't let you communicate directly with dotNET (anymore). That's why we need a middle man (Native Messaging Host) installed with the extension to do this for you. This requires the "Communicate with cooperating native applications" permission.
Unfortunately, some older extension-detection methods are no longer possible within Chrome. If you would like to see a certain method to make this extension work on your website too, please contact us.
ClickOnce is a Microsoft technology that enables the user to install and run a Windows-based smart client application by clicking a link in a web page. The core principle of ClickOnce is to ease the deployment of Windows applications. ClickOnce is a component of Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 and later, and is present in installations of Internet Explorer. This extension adds that component to Chrome and Chromium.