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Creating editor profiles

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Video: Creating editor profiles

You most likely have been using another IDE for years and you have your own style of coding and your own preferences for colors and formatting. Luckily, CFBuilder gives you a great deal of control over how your code is displayed and how the editor responds to your actions. In this chapter, I'm going to show you how to get things just the way you like them. To get started, I'm going to show you how to manage your editor profiles. You can get to the editor profiles by choosing the Adobe ColdFusion Builder and then Preferences. On the Windows side, you'll choose Window and then Preferences.

Creating editor profiles

You most likely have been using another IDE for years and you have your own style of coding and your own preferences for colors and formatting. Luckily, CFBuilder gives you a great deal of control over how your code is displayed and how the editor responds to your actions. In this chapter, I'm going to show you how to get things just the way you like them. To get started, I'm going to show you how to manage your editor profiles. You can get to the editor profiles by choosing the Adobe ColdFusion Builder and then Preferences. On the Windows side, you'll choose Window and then Preferences.

Once inside the Preferences, expand the ColdFusion node and choose Editor Profiles. The Editor Profiles store all of your existing information for colors, code assist, keyboard shortcuts, basically anything to do with how the editor works. Now ColdFusion Builder comes with several default Editor Profiles. The first one is, of course, Default, which is how ColdFusion Builder comes straight out of the box. They also have Editor Profiles for CFEclipse and Dreamweaver, which have common CFEclipse and Dreamweaver keyboard shortcuts, as well as code coloring.

As you can see, I already have an option in my profile list called Custom. As soon as you start changing any of the settings, it will automatically create a custom profile for you. Now if I want to create a new profile, I can click the Create New Profile button and give my profile a name. In this case, we're going to call it Dan. I'll click OK and now we can see I have this new active profile. Now, it has inherited all of the settings from the default CFBuilder profile. I can then expand the Editor Profiles section and start playing with all these settings and they'll automatically get saved under this Dan profile.

If you decide for whatever reason you want to remove a profile, just select it from this list and click Remove. It'll ask you if you're sure you want to delete it, and click OK, and it goes back to the Default profile. So, let's create that one again. Again, we'll call it Dan and there we go. Now that you know how to create and manage Editor Profiles, you can start customizing those preferences in the next few videos.

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ColdFusion Builder Essential Training

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  1. 7m 48s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. Installing ColdFusion Builder
      2m 20s
    3. Installing ColdFusion Builder as a plug-in
      3m 18s
    4. Using the exercise files
      1m 11s
  2. 17m 42s
    1. Workspace overview
      2m 25s
    2. Organizing your workspace
      6m 19s
    3. Adding and selecting workspaces
      2m 53s
    4. Installing and managing plug-ins
      6m 5s
  3. 12m 12s
    1. Creating projects
      2m 11s
    2. Importing projects
      2m 48s
    3. Creating project working sets
      2m 23s
    4. Managing projects
      2m 22s
    5. Linking folders
      2m 28s
  4. 23m 2s
    1. Configuring and managing ColdFusion servers
      6m 26s
    2. Using the Services Browser
      4m 15s
    3. Using RDS Dataview and Fileview
      4m 52s
    4. Using FTP
      7m 29s
  5. 18m 10s
    1. Creating editor profiles
      2m 6s
    2. Using Code Assist
      5m 43s
    3. Setting code coloring
      4m 5s
    4. Using shortcut keys
      3m 5s
    5. Working with outlines and syntax checking
      3m 11s
  6. 37m 40s
    1. Using code completion
      7m 25s
    2. Using snippets
      9m 23s
    3. Using SQL editing and the Query Viewer
      5m 55s
    4. Working with components
      7m 27s
    5. Working with variable mapping
      2m 14s
    6. Navigating code and documents
      5m 16s
  7. 13m 12s
    1. Getting set up
      3m 50s
    2. Using the ColdFusion debugger
      5m 37s
    3. Watching logs with Tailview
      3m 45s
  8. 13m 8s
    1. Installing extensions
      4m 5s
    2. Using the CFC Generator extension for ColdFusion 8
      4m 52s
    3. Using the CFC Generator extension for ColdFusion ORM
      4m 11s
  9. 34m 5s
    1. Building a simple contact form extension
      3m 42s
    2. Creating user interfaces
      8m 55s
    3. Packaging the extension
      3m 55s
    4. Building the handler
      8m 10s
    5. Using the Builder extension
      9m 23s
  10. 25s
    1. Goodbye
      25s

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