Eclipse / CFBuilder - Keep Views Open

Posted on 2011-04-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
This is driving me nuts..

I have started working on CFBuilder (Eclipse based IDE), and so far love it.. but one frustration is when I open a view, such as Navigator or Dataview, then click in the editor to do some coding, the views close.. Sometimes I need to view the contents of the views while coding..

I have looked all through Preferences, search Google but can't find any option or mention of this.


Many Thanks


Question by:Jay1607
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    Expert Comment

    (not for points ...)

    Hi Jason, you might also ask on adobe's CFBuilder community forum too.  I say that only  because I don't know how many CFBuilder gurus there are in the CF Zones. I still use CFEclipse myself :).

    Best of Luck!

    Author Comment

    thanks for the pointer _agx_.. will give it  a try.. is CFEclipse all that different to CFBuilder.. I might even check out CFEclipse.. I didn't know there was a difference.. thanks again!  
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    Expert Comment

    Honestly I haven't tried CFBuilder.  I was already using CFEclipse when it came out.  Since adobe had released some nice extensions for CFEclipse/CF8 I didn't care to switch.

    From what I understand the two are similar. As a commercial IDE I'd expect CFBuilder might have a few more features.  Though there is some debate about that :)

    Accepted Solution

    Found my problem with the views closing..

    I had minimized the views.. this allows me to open the view, but it minimizes again when I take focus off it.  If I 'restore' the view, it opens and stays open.. To restore the view I just needed to click on the panes button just above each view.

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    Expert Comment

    Great! And thanks for posting the solution :)

    Author Closing Comment

    Solution found at

    Thanks for your input _agx_, much appreciated!!

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