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ColdFusion Eclipse and ColdFusion February 23, 2004

I know, it has been forever since I last posted, but this can't go ignored:

I finally took the plunge and downloaded Eclipse, and installed the cfeclipse plugin.

From what I've seen so far, the code highlighting and code completion is comprehensive. What I will miss (unless I just don't know something about how Eclipse and the plugin work) is context sensitive help. I loved being able to just click on a tag, hit F1, and be shown Macromedia's reference on the tag.

Right after installing the plugin, I tried editing an existing CFML file. Eclipse simply displayed "ERROR" in the code view of the file. When creating a new file within a project, the code highlighting worked just fine. I then created a new project, pointed its root folder to the root of the web application I'm currently working on, and it pulled each file into the new project, all editable.

I'm not sure if I'll like having to set up projects just to be able to edit code, but it's not such a bad thing to do from a best practices approach in the first place.

Posted by Michael Buffington at 03:37 PM in ColdFusion | Permalink

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Matt Liotta:

Have you tried the Eclipse plugin for CFML available at OpenXCF?

» by Matt Liotta at Feb 24, 2004 7:54:01 AM
Rob Rohan:

The new cfeclipse version (1.1.3) I added a mouse over thing that gives a bit of info on the tags and functions when you pause your mouse over an element; not quite the F1 amount of detail, but your comments don't fall on deaf ears in the open world.


» by Rob Rohan at Mar 8, 2004 10:52:59 PM
Oliver Tupman:

Hi there,

Just thought I'd mention that version 1.1.13 of CFEclipse is out. Not the most exciting release of all time as it's just smoothing some of it's rough edges.

But the big new feature is the ability to install/update CFEclipse from Eclipse's built-in update facility.

Do Help->Software Updates->Find and Install, Search for new features and stick in as a remote site and hey presto, it'll download.


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