Developing Extensions for Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 by Anne Sandstrom

By Anne Sandstrom

Robust improvement and layout instruments require thorough and authoritative technical suggestion and documentation. in terms of Macromedia Dreamweaver, not anyone is extra authoritative than Macromedia's personal improvement and writing groups. Now their legit documentation is out there to you in published booklet shape. As you're employed, preserve this consultant by means of your aspect for prepared entry to useful info on utilizing Dreamweaver. we now have designed it in order that it is simple to annotate as you move. This booklet describes the way to customise the Dreamweaver person interface to fit your operating type, and to construct Dreamweaver extensions so as to add performance. It explains how every one form of extension works and describes the appliance programming interface (API) services that Dreamweaver calls to be able to enforce its a number of gadgets, menus, floating panels, server behaviors, and so forth, offering an easy instance for every kind. The booklet additionally describes the application API and the JavaScript API, which allow you to practice a variety of assisting projects while constructing Dreamweaver extensions.In constructing Extensions for Macromedia Dreamweaver eight, find out how to:• Create an extension that streamlines website improvement by way of delivering a brand new estate inspector, panel, or conversation field to accomplish projects Dreamweaver clients stumble upon usually• Rearrange the gadgets within the Insert bar, create new tabs to reorganize the gadgets, and upload new items• switch the names of menu goods, upload new instructions to menus, and take away latest instructions from menus• switch browser profiles and create new ones• switch the best way third-party tags (including ASP and JSP tags) seem within the rfile window's layout view• customise quite a few Dreamweaver parts, together with default records, web page designs, conversation packing containers, workspace layouts, and the Code view toolbarIncludes the subsequent books within the Macromedia on-line documentation:• Extending Dreamweaver• Dreamweaver API Reference

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The version of a file in your user Configuration folder always takes precedence over the version in the Dreamweaver Configuration folder. To customize a configuration file that Dreamweaver has not copied into your user Configuration folder, first copy the file from the Dreamweaver Configuration folder to the corresponding location inside your user Configuration folder. Then edit the copy in your user Configuration folder. xml. xml, Dreamweaver behaves as if that file doesn't exist. To deactivate a configuration file: 1.

Funcname when you are writing code. This manual uses the full dreamweaver. prefix when defining the function and in the index. Many examples use the dw. prefix, however. The following naming conventions are used in this guide: • You the developer who is responsible for writing extensions • The user the person using Dreamweaver < Day Day Up > < Day Day Up > Part 1: Customizing Dreamweaver You can customize Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 to suit your web development needs, including changing settings in dialog boxes, setting preferences in a variety of areas, and changing keyboard shortcuts.

Extending Dreamweaver also explains how to customize Dreamweaver by editing and adding tags to various HTML and XML files to add menu items or document types, and so on. 30 31 Additional resources for extension writers To communicate with other developers who are involved in writing extensions, you might want to join the Dreamweaver extensibility newsgroup. com/go/extending_newsgrp/. New functions in Dreamweaver 8 The following new functions have been added to the Dreamweaver 8 JavaScript API. The headings designate the chapters and sections that contain the new functions: Application The following Global application functions have been added to the Application chapter.

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