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Hobbyist developer Scratching my own itch

Wow, creating IE Accelerators is superbly easy. If you want to learn how to create one, go here (some MSDN blog) and the MSDN documentation (clearly written). I was fed up of dictionary.com bringing all those popups and the stupid definitions of Google's dictionary. So I decided to scratch my own itch. I randomly stumbled on the site called Wordnik and it provides with all examples plus definitions plus lots more for words and its popup-free (as far as I know). So I decided to write and accelerator.

Here is the source code (Yes, this is it):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<os:openServiceDescription xmlns:os="http://www.microsoft.com/schemas/openservicedescription/1.0">
  <os:homepageUrl>http://www.wordnik.com</os:homepageUrl>
  <os:display>
    <os:name>View on Wordnik</os:name>
    <os:description>Looking up words on an awesome word site called Wordnik </os:description>
    <os:icon>http://www.wordnik.com/favicon.ico</os:icon>
  </os:display>
  <os:activity category="Define">
    <os:activityAction context="selection">
      <os:execute method="get" action="http://www.wordnik.com/words/{selection}" ></os:execute>
    </os:activityAction>
   </os:activity>
</os:openServiceDescription>

That’s it. To get it, go here. Enjoy!

Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 8:52 PM | Back to top


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