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HI all

Im writing php code in dreamweaver but i have to write so manytimes

$_POST or $_GET , echo ect ect

is there a way i can add these to a tag list so all i have to do is click something to output the information to my code

is there any libries that have allready been created to i can just add a file and thats it just select and use

thanks in advance
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avo42Author Commented:

Sure there is!

1. Find the toolbar on the left side of the screen.
2. Hover over the icons to display tooltips - find the "Snippets" icon (4th from bottom).
3. Click it, then choose "Snippets Panel" from the drop down menu.
4. A panel appears in the right-hand pane. Using the buttons at the botton of the panel, create a folder called "PHP".
5. With that folder selected, choose the "New Snippet" button from the base of the pane.
6. A box will appear. Name the snippet "$_POST" and type a useful description.
7. Choose "Wrap Selected" then in the "Before" box, type (without quotes) "$_POST['" and in the "After" box, type "']".
8. Leave the final option as "Code" and click OK.
9. Repeat for $_GET.
10. Now, whenever you want to insert them, highlight the code you want it around and just click it in the Snippets pane.

Hope this helps!
Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:

Nice answer...short, sweet, and 100% accurate.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Hi avo42,

There are other ways to do what you ask.  Ale_jrb's answer is also correct, and easier, but this function is already built into DW.

From the Insert Panel, select the PHP tab.  The first two icons should be for Form variables ($_POST) and URL variables ($_GET).  Clicking either icon will insert:

<?php $_POST['']; ?> or <?php $_GET['']; ?>

The problem is that the <?php ?> tags also come in even if the code is already in a php declaration.

You could also modify the PHP tag library to insert these codes, but that's more difficult than just making snippets.

avo42Author Commented:
Hi thanks

The libary sounds intresting how is this performed or are there any libaries i can download

Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Go to Edit | Tag Libraries and hit the Help button for an explanation
avo42Author Commented:

Do you know of an exstension i can use so my snippets can be on my top toolbar

thanks again
Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Not offhand.  Search the Exchange and see what you come up with.
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