Force.com Utility Belt
When first activated, the extension display the interface above with the following features and functions:
- Defaults to the Quick Reference Topics interface
- Displays links in the upper right for access to the main functionality of the extension (Quick Reference Topics, Search for Stuff and ID Converter)
- Displays links to open developer.force.com and the Force.com documentation page in a new tab
- Displays the latest feed content from the Force.com blog in the bottom
Quick Reference Topics
The following sections are loaded into the extension with short cuts to topics that I frequently use allowing me quick access to stuff that I typically forget. The sections include:
- Visualforce Components
- AJAX Toolkit
- Web Services API
Once you choose a section you can drill down into a specific topic, view it in the extension and even open the actual page in a new browser tab.
Search for Stuff
Since the Quick Reference Topics don’t include access to every topic in the Salesforce documentation, you need a convenient way to search for stuff. The search interface allows you to select a scope and perform a keyword search against the specific site. The results are displayed in a new browser tab. Due to popular demand, the following sites are searchable.
The ID Converter is from my original extension so I rolled it into this one for convenience. It allows you to quickly create an 18 digit Salesforce ID from a 15 digit ID. Based upon some feedback I made a small change so that the extension tries to find a 15 digit ID from the tab’s current URL and pre-populate the conversion form field.
Please send me your feedback and suggestions for improvements.