spend a lot of time scrolling large files, just to find out the next
function definition in place or to figure out the end\start of a tag? If
your answer is YES, then why don’t you try the Navigation enhancements
in ColdFusion Builder 2.0?
ColdFusion Builder comes to you with three types of Navigation enhancements:
- Code Navigation
- Smart Tab Navigation
- Jumping to matching tag.
Navigation is all about navigating to the next function definition in
place. Imagine a CFC containing various cffunction tags. It is a
time-consuming task to keep scrolling and keep an eye on the file to get
to the next cffunction tag. ColdFusion Builder 2.0 provides a shortcut
key CTRL + SHIFT + DOWN to navigate to the next function definition. And
to navigate to the previous function definition, you can use the
shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + UP.
Code Navigation works in conditional statements as well. Consider
an example of a cfif-cfelseif-cfelse conditional statement. If the
cursor is placed, say at the start tag and if this particular
conditional statement has several conditions in it, then on pressing the
shortcut key, the next condition in place is highlighted. That is, on
placing the cursor at the start of the cfif tag and pressing the
shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + DOWN, the next cfelseif condition is
Smart Tab Navigation
Smart Tab navigation is about navigating to the next attribute value. The
shortcut key for this is CTRL + ]. On pressing the shortcut key, the
next attribute value is highlighted. This works in script style code as
well, wherein the function arguments are also highlighted.
Jump to matching tag
you have several nested cfif tags, it becomes very difficult to find
out the end of a particular cfif tag. ColdFusion Builder 2.0 provides
the shortcut CTRL + ALT + M, which shifts the cursor position to end of
the tag. If the cursor is placed at the end tag, then on pressing the
same shortcut key the cursor position shifts to the start tag.
- Code Navigation - Navigate to the next function definition or the next condition. Shortcut- CTRL + SHIFT + DOWN \ UP.
- Smart Tab Navigation - Navigate to the next attribute value or arguments (cfscript). Shortcut- CTRL + ] \ [.
- Jump to matching tag - Jump to the start or end tag. Shortcut- CTRL + ALT + M.