Enabling the ColdFusion enhancements

Enabling the ColdFusion enhancements

Dreamweaver provides a number of enhancements for ColdFusion developers. Some of these enhancements require that you define a computer running ColdFusion MX 7 or later as a testing server for Dreamweaver. For example, the new Property inspectors for form controls are available only if you specify the correct testing server.

You need only define a testing server once. Dreamweaver then automatically detects the testing server version and makes the enhancements available if it detects ColdFusion MX 7.

To enable the enhancements for ColdFusion developers:

  1. If you haven’t already done so, define a Dreamweaver site for your ColdFusion project.

    For more information, see Setting Up a Dreamweaver Site.

  2. Open the Advanced Site Definition dialog box by selecting Site > Manage Sites, selecting your site from the list, and clicking Edit.

    If the Basic Site Definition dialog box appears, click the Advanced tab to switch to the advanced version.

  3. Select the Testing Server category and specify a computer running ColdFusion MX 7 or later as the testing server for your Dreamweaver site.

    Make sure you specify a valid URL prefix.

    For more information, see Specifying where dynamic pages can be processed.

  4. Open any ColdFusion document.

    You won’t see any visible changes to the Dreamweaver workspace until you open a ColdFusion document.

Related topics

  • Creating ColdFusion forms
  • Securing a folder in your application (ColdFusion)
  • Viewing ColdFusion components in Dreamweaver
  • Defining a recordset in a ColdFusion component
  • Using a CFC recordset as a source of dynamic content
  • Creating or modifying a ColdFusion data source

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