Category Archive for: Cold Fusion Studio

Using Maintenance and Organizational Tools

Early in this chapter we discussed Projects, Version Control, and Remote Development all Studio tools that are intended to help you with the maintenance and organization of your applications. In this section, we will further ‘that discussion by considering search-and-replace functionality and document ‘weight. Extended Search and Replace  The tools in the Search menu bar are helpful with…

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Using Correction Tools

Creating Cold Fusion applications doesn’t stop with inserting tags and functions. You will most likely spend a good portion of your time debugging your code, validating it, and checking it for other problems such as spelling and broken links. In this section we will discuss some tools that will assist you in these tasks. Debugger ColdFusion Studio provides…

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Design Pane

The Design pane is a problematic tool in the Studio environment. It uses the same Microsoft engine that is used in FrontPage, which is known to do strange things to templates. ‘The worst thing it does is strip out non-HTML codes from your pages! However, it is a WYSIWYG environment that enables you to easily create HfML pages.…

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Work Area

The Studio work area consists of three separate, but interrelated, panes- the Edit pane, the Browse pane; and the Design pane. Each pane enables you to view the active document in different views. The Edit pane lets you view and manipulate the template code. The Browse ‘pane acts like a browser and renders your page using an internal…

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Little Bar

Although it has a diminutive name, the Little bar has some useful tools. Because most buttons on the bar are ‘self-explanatory Gust hold your pointer over the button to see its , tooltip), we will highlight only some of the more advanced and useful options. Show Line Numbers in Gutter SOme developers may not think very much…

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Site View Tab

The Site View tab does not require much introduction. It enables you to view all the files that are linked to your currently open document. See Figure 20.5 . Snippets Tab In a previous section we discussed how to create new tool buttons with beginning and end tags in Studio. Snippets also enable you to create reusable…

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Resource Tab

The Resource tab is absolutely indispensable in Studio. It consists of eight tabs that enable you to: • Manage your files locally and remotely • Manage your databases and SQL queries • View your document links • Organize and create reusable bits of code • Access Help information • Work interactively with HrML and CFML tags…

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Cold Fusion Studio

Inthe previous chapters, you learned about ColdFusion and how to create ColdFusion templates. In thischapter, we will show you how to increase your programming productivity by using and customizing Coldf’usion Studio. Studio is an indispensable tool for the ColdFusion developer and is-designed to complement your ColdFusion programming needs. This chapter will not discuss all aspects of Studio in great…

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