Import custom, ASP.NET, JSP, JRun tags into Dreamweaver so that they become an integral part of the authoring environment.

You can import custom tags into Dreamweaver so that they become an integral part of the authoring environment. For example, when you start typing an imported custom tag in Code view, a code hints menu appears, listing the tag’s attributes and letting you select one.

Import tags from XML files

You can import tags from an XML Document Type Definition (DTD) file or a schema.

  1. Open the Tag Library editor (Tools > Tag Libraries).

  2. Click the Plus (+) button and select DTD Schema > Import XML DTD or Schema File.
  3. Enter the filename or URL of the DTD or schema file.
  4. Enter the prefix to be used with the tags.

    Note:

    A prefix is used to identify a tag in the code as part of a particular tag library. Some tag libraries don’t use prefixes.

  5. Click OK.

Import custom ASP.NET tags

You can import custom ASP.NET tags into Dreamweaver.

Before you begin, make sure that the custom tag is installed on the testing server defined in the Site Definition dialog box (see Set up a testing server). Compiled tags (DLL files) must be placed in the site root’s /bin folder. Noncompiled tags (ASCX files) can reside in any virtual directory or subdirectory on the server. For more information, see the Microsoft ASP.NET documentation.

  1. Open an ASP.NET page in Dreamweaver.
  2. Open the Tag Library editor (Tools > Tag Libraries).

  3. Click the Plus (+) button, select one of the following options, and click OK:
    • To import all the ASP.NET custom tags from the application server, select ASP.NET > Import All ASP.NET Custom Tags.

    • To import only certain custom tags from the application server, select ASP.NET > Import Selected ASP.NET Custom Tags. Control-click (Windows) or Command-click (Macintosh) tags from the list.

Import JSP tags from a file or server (web.xml)

Import a JSP tag library into Dreamweaver from a variety of file types or a JSP server.

  1. Open a JSP page in Dreamweaver.
  2. Open the Tag Library editor (Tools > Tag Libraries).

  3. Click the Plus (+) button, and select JSP > Import From File (*.tld, *.jar, *.zip), or JSP > Import from Server (web.xml.)
  4. Click the Browse button or enter a filename for the file that contains the tag library.
  5. Enter a URI to identify the tag library.

    The URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) often consists of the URL of the organization maintaining the tag library. The URL is not used to view the organization’s website; it is used to uniquely identify the tag library.

  6. (Optional) Enter the prefix to be used with the tags. Some tag libraries use a prefix to identify a tag in the code as part of a particular tag library.
  7. Click OK.

Import JRun tags

If you use Adobe® JRun™, you can import your JRun tags into Dreamweaver.

  1. Open a JSP page in Dreamweaver.
  2. Open the Tag Library editor (Tools > Tag Libraries).

  3. Click the Plus (+) button and select JSP > Import JRun Server Tags From Folder.
  4. Enter a folder name for the folder that contains the JRun tags.
  5. Enter a URI to identify the tag library.

    The URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) often consists of the URL of the organization maintaining the tag library. The URL is not used to view the organization’s website; it is used to uniquely identify the tag library.

  6. (Optional) Enter the prefix to be used with the tags. Some tag libraries use a prefix to identify a tag in the code as part of a particular tag library.
  7. Click OK.

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