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Wednesday, February 22, 2006 7:00:02 PM
After much arm twisting, this past weekend I updated my Context Help extension for Dreamweaver for ColdFusion 7. I am a big fan of the Homesite-style help system -- put your cursor on a tag or function in code view and pull up the help file for that particular keyword. Dreamweaver has similar functionality, however the help file comes up in the tiny little miniscule useless Reference Panel. Of all the development tools on the market, Dreamweaver and Flash have the worst reference/help systems. This extension attempts to rectify that. You have to be online to use the help system, but it will pull up Livedocs to the appropriate page. There are also buttons on the toolbar for a Google search, Google group search of the Macromedia forums, and a search of Community MX. I've also updated the version at the Exchange. I think this is the most useful extension I've ever done, which is why it is my most frequently updated extension. It also has PHP, ASP, and ASP.NET help, as well as HTML help.
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