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How does ColdFusion Builder switch to Express Edition?
After the trial expires, when you launch ColdFusion Builder, you get the following prompt:
In the Adobe ColdFusion Builder Trial Screen, you have the following two options:
- Purchase ColdFusion: Click Buy Now button to purchase license.
- Continue using the Express Edition: Exit the screen by closing it. After you close the screen, ColdFusion Builder automatically switches to Express Edition, the light weight free version of the tool.
How is Express Edition different from the full-featured edition?
The following table shows the major feature differences between the two editions.
Note that the list attempts to only list the key features. Some features may be missing in both the columns.
|Express Edition||Full-featured Edition|
|Code assist||Code assist|
|Syntax highlighting||Syntax highlighting|
|Server Manager||Server Manager|
|Run Preview Page||Run Preview Page|
|Extenstions (except callback and code assist contribution)||Extenstions (except callback and code assist contribution)|
|Code assist for extensions|
|Connection to remote server|
|Debugging remote projects|
|Local file browser|
How will I recognize if I am using an Express Edition of ColdFusion Builder?
you attempt to use the features such as Quick Fix, Refactoring
Advanced Search & Replace, Code Formatting, FTP Connection, you are
prompted with the following message:
- For extensions, you won’t have Code Assist and Callback features working.
- When you try to add server in the Server Settings dialog box, the option to select Remote Server is disabled.
- You won't see the remote server that you added to ColdFusion Builder 1workspace or ColdFusion Builder 2 workspace.
- You cannot use Code Insight.
- You cannot see the Log Viewer & Local File Browser.
- If you verify the log (<ColdFusion Builder Workspace path>\.metadata\.log), you can see the following message:
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