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Dear All, can anyone recommend a guide or other resource on the net that explains how to build a dreamweaver extension (including configuration pop-ups, code insertion etc.)? I have found the Adobe help files of course but find them quite disjointed and unapproachable. Any clues welcome Thanks chillifire...

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    Default How to build an Extension?

    Dear All,

    can anyone recommend a guide or other resource on the net that explains how to
    build a dreamweaver extension (including configuration pop-ups, code insertion
    etc.)? I have found the Adobe help files of course but find them quite
    disjointed and unapproachable.

    Any clues welcome

    Thanks

    chillifire

    chillifire Guest

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    Default Re: How to build an Extension?

    Hi,

    to start with, and to know how to build a dreamweaver extension refer


    [url]http://www.amazon.com/Dreamweaver-MX-Extensions-Laura-Gutman/dp/0735711828/ref=s[/url]
    r_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223462756&sr=8-1

    it would be even better if you download couple of extension and understand the
    stuff

    Veeresh Hiremath Guest

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    Default Re: How to build an Extension?

    Thanks for the tip.
    One question though: The book is so old (2002) it is even out of print and can
    only be bought second hand. Is it still relevant and compatible with CS3 and
    even CS4beta (CS4 to be)?
    Thanks
    chillifire

    PS: I can program the extension itself allright and have done so successfully.
    (i.e. a Spry Widget that checks whether a form field value will be unique in
    the underlying table without page refresh, a Spry contact form sending emails
    without page refresh). But the extensions require to be inserted and configured
    manually, as I have no idea yet how to get the configuration-pop ups and the
    code insertion working. Will this book teach me this?

    chillifire Guest

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    Default Re: How to build an Extension?

    though the book is old, it explains how to build the basic extension and some
    of the advanced topics are also covered, yes this book is compatible with CS3
    and CS4 as the configuration of the product( DW ) does not change drastically.
    so most of the extensions which were written for the older version of DW still
    works fine with the latest release.

    last but not the least, though you think that Adobe help files are disjointed,
    these will really help you once you get started.

    Veeresh Hiremath Guest

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    Default Re: How to build an Extension?

    Actually .. wasn't the extension manager extensively rewritten twice since
    2002? :)

    I would probably advise starting with the Extending Dreamweaver CS3 API.

    [url]http://livedocs.adobe.com/en_US/Dreamweaver/9.0_Extending/index.html[/url]

    Nancy

    "Veeresh Hiremath" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:gcn7ud$gl0$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > though the book is old, it explains how to build the basic extension and
    > some
    > of the advanced topics are also covered, yes this book is compatible with
    > CS3
    > and CS4 as the configuration of the product( DW ) does not change
    > drastically.
    > so most of the extensions which were written for the older version of DW
    > still
    > works fine with the latest release.
    >
    > last but not the least, though you think that Adobe help files are
    > disjointed,
    > these will really help you once you get started.
    >

    Nancy Guest

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    Default Re: How to build an Extension?

    Anyone know if is accessible from API or somehow in files panel, the
    small icons, like when is SVN enabled in CS4?

    Regards,
    Lehel
    Valics Lehel Guest

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