ColdExt Dreamweaver Tag Library RC1

Recently an update was released for ColdExt to version RC1. This update also included an update to the eclipse tag library. So, to stay on point, I have generated a new version of the Dreamweaver Tag Library for ColdExt. I have also changed the version number of the DW Tag Lib to be consistent with ColdExt.

You can get the update here:

Till next time...


ColdEXT Dreamweaver Tag Library Update

It was brought to my attention yesterday that a part of the install instructions for the tag library are not accurate (Good catch Richard). The instructions will fail at step 4 under a couple specific conditions. This is because the file to be modified in this step does not exist. It is created by Dreamweaver after a user alters the default configuration.

To correct the issue either install the ColdFusion 8 tag library or create a new tag library in Dreamweaver then delete it. Either of these steps will create the directory and file that you will need to modify.

I will be updating the install instructions soon to reflect this.



ColdEXT Dreamweaver Tag Library

I have been using ColdEXT from Justin Carter for a little while now and I love it. It made the difficult task of writing EXT a breeze. My only issue was that if I was using Dreamweaver for coding there was no tag insight. I had to do all my coding for ColdEXT in CFEclipse.

Granted, not the end of the world as I prefer to use CFEclipse. However, I can't use it all the time and I don't like having to edit the same file in 2 different editors.

So, I took a few days of figuring out how Dreamweaver did tag libraries. Then I spend more time going over the tag library xml doc that comes with ColdEXT. I then spent some time writing some ColdFusion code. I was able to convert the XML doc to a query and generate the necessary vtm files to create a Dreamweaver tag library.

I have not done extensive testing with every tag. I did random checks of the result and it all looks good. So, here it is. Let me know if you run into any issues. Installation instructions are included in the zip. I don't have a MAC so I can't create instructions for that OS. If anyone has the OS and can modify the instructions let me know and I will update them.

coldext DW Tag Lib

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ColdExt Beta 3

Little FYI... ColdExt Beta 3 is out. If you have not had the chance to use it you should. It extends ColdFusions ext functionality which currently only utilizes some of Ext JS 1.1. ColdExt currently supports Ext JS 2.2 which is full of UI goodness.

Hopefully the next version of ColdFusion will have the ability to utilize new versions of the Ext JS as they come out. But, until that happens we will have to rely on the great work of people like Jason.

Till next time.