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ColdFusion Builder, based on the Eclipse workbench, is Adobe’s first dedicated development environment for programmers of ColdFusion-based Internet applications. ColdFusion Builder Essential Training, with author Dan Short, is designed to teach both new and experienced ColdFusion developers how to configure servers and services, generate data-aware components, and create custom extensions. Exercise files accompany the course.
So, now that you have your workspace just the way you like it, what if you wanted another workspace? As an example, if I have a client with a whole bunch of different projects that I'm working on, I might want to segregate that. I have a completely separate workspace with a different set of snippets, [00:00:1523] a different set of server setups. I may want to have a completely different way of working with a specific set of projects. To set up new workspaces, we need to go into the ColdFusion Builder > Preferences. When we're in the Preferences, I can search for workspaces, and under the Startup and Shutdown option, I'll select Workspaces.
Check the box to prompt for workspaces on startup. We can see here that it's already using my current workspace as a recent workspace. So, this will list every single workspace that I have set up on this machine. Now that I have the Prompt for workspace on startup selected, I'll go ahead and click OK, and we'll shut down ColdFusion Builder and go ahead and start it back up. The first thing we'll see before we get to our workspace is it'll prompt us to select a workspace.
So, in this case, I'm going to create a new one and we'll do that just by highlighting all that and typing "test." Because that workspace doesn't yet exist, ColdFusion Builder will create it. Now if I wanted to use test every time I start CFBuilder, I could check that box to say Use this as the default and do not ask again. But we'll go ahead and click OK. It'll basically load up a completely brand-new empty workspace, just like it did whenever we first started ColdFusion Builder.
I can click and drag things around and I can close things and just generally make a mess of it all. We'll delete all that stuff or rather close all those views. Now I have a completely different workspace then before. So, let's go ahead and quit ColdFusion Builder again. We'll start it back up. Instead of choosing the test workspace, I'll select the ColdFusion Builder workspace that we set up previously. We'll click OK, and it opens back up with Dan's Perspective and the ColdFusion Debugging perspective up and ready to go.
If we have a workspace we don't want in ColdFusion Builder anymore, we can go back into the Preferences and type Workspaces again. And then just select the one that we want to remove from our list and click Remove. Then I'll disable prompting for the workspace on startup, and click OK, and we're right back where we were when we started the video. So, now you know how to add new workspaces and select a workspace on startup, so that you can make sure you're using the right environment for the particular project that you're working on.
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