Types of Dreamweaver extensions
following list describes the types of Dreamweaver extensions:
- Insert bar object
create changes in the Insert bar. An object is typically used to
automate inserting code into a document. It can also contain a form
input. Object files are stored in the Configuration/Objects folder.
can perform almost any specific task, with or without input from
the user. Command files are typically started from the Commands menu,
but they can also be called from other extensions. Command files
are stored in the Configuration/Commands folder.
- Menu command
expand the command API to accomplish tasks related to calling a
command from a menu. The menu commands API also lets you create
a dynamic submenu.
can add elements to existing toolbars or create new toolbars in
the Dreamweaver user interface. New toolbars appear below the default
toolbar. Toolbar files are stored in the Configuration/Toolbars
can add custom site reports or modify the set of prewritten reports
that come with Dreamweaver. You can also use the results window
API to create a stand-alone report.
- Tag Library and Editor
work with the associated tag library files. Tag Library and Editor
extensions can modify attributes of existing tag dialogs, create
new tag dialogs, and add tags to the tag library. Tag Library and
Editor extension files are stored in the Configuration/TagLibraries
- Property inspector
appear in the Property inspector panel. Most of the inspectors in
Dreamweaver are part of the core product code. These inspectors
cannot be modified. But, custom Property inspector files can override the
built-in Dreamweaver Property inspector interfaces or create new
ones to inspect custom tags. Inspectors are stored in the Configuration/Inspectors
- Floating panel
- extensions add floating panels
to the Dreamweaver user interface. Floating panels can interact
with the selection, the document, or the task. They can also display
useful information. Floating panel files are stored in the Configuration/Floaters
code performs a specific task in response to an event when the document
is viewed in a browser. Behavior extensions appear on the Plus (+) menu
of the Dreamweaver Behaviors panel. Behavior files are stored in
the Configuration/Behaviors/Actions folder.
- Server Behaviors
add blocks of server-side code (ASP or ColdFusion) to the document.
The server-side code performs tasks on the server when the document
is viewed in a browser. Server behaviors appear on the Plus (+)
menu of the Dreamweaver Server Behaviors panel. Server behavior
files are stored in the Configuration/Server Behaviors folder.
- Data source
let you build a connection to dynamic data stored in a database.
Data source extensions appear on the Plus (+) menu
of the Bindings panel. Data source extension files are stored in
the Configuration/Data Sources folder.
- Server format
- extensions let you define formatting for dynamic data.
let you add new types of components to the Components panel. Components is
the term that Dreamweaver uses for some of the more popular and
modern encapsulation strategies such as ColdFusion components (CFCs).
- Server model
let you add support for new server models. Dreamweaver supports
the most common server models (ASP, JSP, ColdFusion, PHP, and ASP.NET).
Server model extensions are needed only for custom server solutions, different
languages, or a customized server. Server model files are stored
in the Configuration/ServerModels folder.
- Data translator
convert non-HTML code into HTML that appears in the Design view
of the document window. These extensions also lock the non-HTML
code to prevent Dreamweaver from parsing it. Translator files are
stored in the Configuration/Translators folder.