Blackstone Dreamweaver Extensions #2

Need to add a datasource but don’t have access to the ColdFusion Administrator? One of the Blackstone extensions to Dreamweaver solves this problem for you. Click the + button above the list of datasources and you’ll be prompted for all the details needed to define a datasource, details which Dreamweaver will then submit to ColdFusion creating the datasource on the server (without ever having to open the ColdFusion Administrator). This one will make life easier for lots of users.

4 responses to “Blackstone Dreamweaver Extensions #2”

  1. Simon Horwith Avatar
    Simon Horwith

    this will work assuming that the Server Administrator hasn’t disabled or restricted the functionality. I’d think that anyone who restricts access to the admin interface for security reasons will also restrict access to this functionality as well?

  2. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Simon, yes, the CF Administrator has the ability to prevent this, of course.

  3. Tom Avatar

    Just wondering, is there in Blackstone an API that one can use to write a component that would work with the server administrator or is this extra functionality restricted to DreamWaver MX/MX2004 only?

  4. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Yes, there is an API, Dreamweaver uses it, and your own apps or consoles could too. See this blog entry

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