Help

Sometimes you need help, sometimes you want to help. As an open source community project there are ways to do both!

Step 1) Join Our Mailing List

Where can you get involved in the CFEclipse community? Where can you have all your questions answered? The CFEclipse mailing lists are here to help. All you need is an email address!

  • CFEclipse-Users: This is the main place to ask questions and provide support to people using CFEclipse.

If you have a Google/Gmail account - simply visit the links above.

To subscribe using another email account - simply send an email to groupname-subscribe@googlegroups.com:

Step 2) GitHub / Wiki

The CFEclipse source is stored at GitHub as is our project wiki and bug/issue tracking.

You can access the CFEclipse GitHub website at https://github.com/cfeclipse. Think you have spotted a bug or have an idea for a new feature? The CFEclipse team use GitHub to manage versions and issues.

Feel free to fork the CFEclipse code if you'd like to contribute!

Reporting Bugs

When emailing the mailing list with a bug or other issue, please do a search in the existing tickets first to see if someone else has already reported it!

Please provide as much information as possible:

  • Eclipse version: Help > About Eclipse SDK
  • CFEclipse version: Help > About Eclipse SDK > Plug-in Details
  • Java version: From a command line type "java -version"
  • Operating System: Windows? OSX? Linux?
  • Log: Error log information.

 

Features

Outline View

The Outline view is designed to give you an easy to digest overview of your entire file. The real benefit is that when working in large files, you can filter your view based on the type of tag. You can filter on the currently selected element, or on a list of predefined tags such as cfmodule, cfset, cfquery, cfinclude, and cfcase.

Methods View

Since the addition of ColdFusion Components in CFMX, many developers have been wooed by the benefits they provide. When working in CFEclipse you can open a CFC and in the Methods View see a summary of the cffunction tags in your document. You can filter your functions based on type of access (private, package, public, remote) and you can sort them alphabetically.

Tasks

Another popular feature is the ability of the IDE to track comments containing TODO items. Any comment that contains the string "TODO:" is tracked globally and can be viewed in the tasks view. When looking at the tasks view you can double-click on a task and the relevant file will be opened with the cursor on the line where the TODO: marker is located.