Using the Extensions view
Use the Extensions view to install, uninstall, import,
and reload extensions.
If the Extensions view is not already displayed in the workbench,
add the Extensions view by selecting Window > Show View >
Other. Then, in the Show View dialog box, select ColdFusion >
Install and uninstall extensions
In the Extensions view, click and
select the Archive file to install.
Note: If the extension that
you are installing is shipped with ColdFusion Builder, the Archive
file is available in the Extensions directory within the ColdFusion Builder
The Extension Install wizard guides you through the installation.
Select the Server. If no server is configured, click Add
Server to add a new server. For information about adding a server,
see Adding ColdFusion servers.
You can install the same extension
on different servers. For example, CF9 local server and CF8 local
server. However, at any given point, only the server that the extension
uses is active.
Enter the path to the ColdFusion web root (if the path is
not automatically populated when selecting the server). For example, C:\ColdFusion9\wwwroot\
Select a folder within the web root to install the extension.
The archive file is extracted to the install location.
To view a brief description about the installed extension, click
the extension name. If you have installed the same extension on
more than one server, you can make one of the servers active. To
do so, select the server that you want to make active from the Active
Server drop-down list.
To uninstall an extension, select the extension in the Extensions
view and click . You
can uninstall an extension from the IDE only, or remove the extension from
your IDE and computer’s file system at the same time. When an extension
is permanently removed from the file system, you cannot undo the
Note: If you are uninstalling an extension that is installed on
multiple servers, repeat the uninstall process for every server.
Import and reload extensions
Use the Extensions
view to import and reload extensions.
You can import extensions from an existing directory
into ColdFusion Builder. Click in
the Extensions view, and select the directory that contains the extension
Note: It is useful to import extensions when you use
existing extensions to develop new extensions.
You reload an extension if you change the configuration file
of an installed extension. Configuration file changes are reflected
only after you reload the extension. Click in
the Extensions view to reload all the installed extensions.
Debug and package extensions
loading extensions from the configuration file, any errors are logged
to the Eclipse log. To debug the errors, you can view the ColdFusion
Builder error log by selecting Window > Show View > Other
> General > Error Log. The ColdFusion Builder error log appears
in the Error Log view.
To package an extension, add the following contents to a ZIP
Note: Ensure that you add the configuration file and handler
directory directly under the root of the ZIP file.