Custom Dialogs and tag editors are written for HomeSite in VTML (Visual Tools Markup Language) and provide simple or complex dialogs for generating tags or even whole blocks of code. The ExpressionBuilder file provides the data to support the ExpressionBuilder and Function Insight. You can add your extensions to the default to support other languages such as PHP or ASP/vbscript/jscript.
To find more custom dialogs and tag editors, see the Macromedia Developer's Exchange: HomeSite: Wizards and Tag Editors(VTML).
|Custom Dialogs / Tag Editors (VTM)||#|
|ASP Database VTM||Custom dialog for generating ASP/vbscript code for database access. This
can generate code for the connection, query, copy to array, and table
display of db data. It has many options to allow you to generate what
v2.2 updates by Carl Mc Dade. See the readme for changes.
(This is a great example of what can be done using VTML for complex code generation. -jw)
|Keith Collison||HS 4+||#||9/6/00|
|ASP-SQL||Custom dialog for generating ASP/vbscript code for database access. This can generate code for the connection, SQL query, and recordset open. Simpler than AspDatabase but well designed for quick & frequent use.||William Evjen||HS 3+||#||3/27/01|
|Asp Database Connection Lite||Custom dialog for generating ASP/vbscript code for database access. This is a subset of ASP Database VTM just for making the code for the DB connection.||Carl Mc Dade
|ASP custom Dialogs||Very useful set of ASP code generator custom VTML dialogs for various common ASP coding tasks. The dialogs include: CDO mail, Connection, Cookies, CreateObject, Server_Variables, FileSystem Object, Include, Redirect, MapPath, Link Style Sheet and Recordset.||Patrick Chau||HS 4+||#||6/12/02|
|This is a general VTM that presents a custom dialog with a pulldown for a number of ASP/vbscript commands.||Bernhard Friedrich
|CDONTS Email Wizard||A custom dialog to help you generate ASP/vbscript code for the CDONTS email object. See also this DevGuru CDONTS Tutorial.||William Evjen||HS 3+||#||3/4/01|
|ASP Form Variable dialog||A custom tag to assign variable names to form fields. You have the options of adding ASP brackets, selecting post (Request.Form) or get (Request.QueryString) method, and declaring the variable names. The tag adds the variable type to the form field name to assign the variable name. See also WSH Scripts: Form Building Aids||Lee Firth||HS 4+||#||6/17/02|
|For ASP.Net custom dialogs, see
ASPdotNet4Hs: Custom Dialogs / Tag Editors.
For database work, see also the DB Schema Viewer.
|Non-ASP VTMs (but useful)||#|
|IncludeVTM||SSI Include tag editor. The advantage over the standard one is that this provides a file browse button.||Octavian Duma||HS 3+||#||1/19/00|
|DHTML Image Rollover Wizard||This wizard simplifies the creation of a menu consisting of up to six images that will change appearance when the mouse is rolled over them. The script generated from this wizard is cross browser compatible.||Ken Tuck
|DHTML Slide-In Wizard||This wizard simplifies the process of creating the code to slide a layer on a webpage in any direction you specify. The code produced is cross browser compatible.||Ken Tuck
|XSL-FO TagDefs||Tag Inspector and Tag Chooser definitions for XLS-FO (formatting objects) tags.||(web)||HS 4.5+||#||11/1/02|
|XSLT Tag Insight||Tag insight files for XSLT.||Corey Haines
|DHTML Behaviors Tag Insight||Tag insight files for DHTML behaviors (for MSIE)||Corey Haines
|For PHP custom dialogs, see PHP4Hs: Custom Dialogs / Tag Editors.|
|VTML Generators / Editors||#|
|Custom Tag Wizard||This free online tool can be used to generate a custom dialog/tag editor (vtm file) for HS/CFS based upon your inputs to a form. Meant more for CF currently, but it may be extended. BL introduces and explains the wizard in his article, A Wizard for Writing Those Tag Dialog Editors.||Bryan LaPlante
|The VTML Wizard is another tool to be used to generate a custom dialog/tag editor (vtm file) for HS/CFS based upon your inputs to a form. This wizard may be used from here or may be downloaded and installed on your own ColdFusion server.||Danny Goodisman
|Extend the Expression Builder (EB) and
to support ASP/Vbscript with this addition to the EB definition file.
Brent has also provided Help docs sets linked to the EB.
(See also Marjolein's PHP Expression Builder notes
and Stan Zilberleyb's ASPExpr builder script)
Warning: Brent's site seems to be down and I haven't been able to contact him by email to get an alternate set up. If anyone else has contact with him, please ask him to email me. I was able to get some of his files from the Internet Archive. They are saved on the mirror copy If you have the one missing file, please email me. Sorry. ~jw
|Brent Bain||HS 4.01+||#||11/24/99|
|Extend the Expression Builder (EB) and Function Insight to support ASP/Vbscript with this addition to the EB definition file. Jeremy says this has the functions and returns. It may not be as complete as Brent's (above), but it is available.||Jeremy Swinborne||HS 4.01+||#||12/6/01|
|This script displays the help file/description for functions defined in the
The script supports the default EE file (CF functions),
Marjolein's EE for PHP and Brent Bains
excellent EE for ASP/VBscript.
New in functionHelp2: supports partial match ie; if the selected word is resp, it will find all functions starting with resp. Sorry but this version doesn't support PHP. The ExpressionElements.vtm for PHP uses the DESCRIPTION field, not the HELPFILE field. If you're coding PHP, use version 1.1.
|HS 4.5 or CF Studio 4.5||#||12/6/00|
|Tridion CMS function insight||Function insight (and much more) for the Tridion content management system (CMS). Support for R4 and R5. (or for Tridion v4)||Bernard Nirlo||HS 4.5/5/+||#||10/15/03|
|For PHP Expression Builder and function insight add-on's, see PHP4Hs: ExpressionBuilder / Function Insight Extensions.|
Note: When I say "HS3+" in requirements, I mean that this item will work with HomeSite or Studio version 3 or greater. Likewise "HS4+" items will work with HomeSite v4.0x or Studio 4.0x or later. (including HS v5.x)
Homesite vs. Studio: Please note that these extensions are written for various version of Macromedia (Allaire) HomeSite. Macromedia also makes two other products, ColdFusion Studio and JRun Studio that are supersets of HomeSite. These extensions should work in these products as well, though you should watch the version numbers. Studio version numbers follow HomeSite versions so something that works in a particular version of HomeSite should work in that same version of CF or JRun Studio.