Apply CF Nature

I am sure most of you must be aware but still wanted to pen this one down.
This one’s specifically for converting your non-CF or non-CFBuilder Project into a CF Project.
If you wish to work on your existing projects in CF Builder, i.e. the projects that were created using any other IDE, then these projects will not open as CF Projects. They will be generic projects. Which means you need to convert them to CF Projects in order to use all the features(Editor features/Preview/Debug/Extensions etc) of CFBuilder.
This can be done in two ways:
1. Import Project: You can import the existing project that you wish to work on. When you are on the Import Project Wizard, enable the “Show All Projects” checkbox.
This will enable the “Apply CF Nature…” optoin. Select that one as well.
Now your project is ready to get imported as CF project.
2. You have a project in the workspace already on which you were working prior to using CF Builder(or you imported one w/o applying CF nature) and now you want to continue working on it. For converting this Project into a CF Project right click on the Project and “Apply CF Nature”.
This should also convert your project to a CF Project.
Simple and Handy!
P.S.: To identify that a Project in the workspace is a CF Project just check if the folder icon has a CF on it, like this   icon.JPG

6 Responses to Apply CF Nature

  1. Steven Erat says:

    Nice post Bhakti! Great to see you’re blogging regularly. I look forward to more entries from you as the product approaches its release, and onwards.
    You know, for years now I’ve been pondering the riddle, “Hover your mouse around my home and I come out”. So what’s the mystery about? My mouse is getting worn out! 😉

  2. Bhakti says:

    Thanks Steve!
    Err… Well.. Time to go back to solving that mystery as well! 🙂

  3. Jake Munson says:

    I tried this with a previously created CFEclipse project, and later when I tried to use the project again in CFEclipse (after converting it to a CFB project), it was broken. I’m not sure if I did something wrong, but I thought I’d let people know if they are giving this a try.

  4. Forgive me for ‘hijacking’ this thread. A user on Twitter asked a question about CFBuilder and I pointed them to this blog. But there is no way for a user to contact you. No email address, no form, nothing. His question was pretty important (installing a new plugin, getting an error) so I’d like to help him out (or really, I’d like to see him get helped by you 🙂 – can you please provide a way for us to contact you?

  5. Bhakti says:

    Hi Ray,
    The best place to have technical discussions would be our public forums.
    I was trying to find the user who was facing the problem through your twitter(was it Todd???). But wasn’t able to 🙁
    Leaving a comment on any of our posts should also be fine.
    However I insist the public forums since his issue will get answered on a bigger platform and might solve the problem of other people facing it as well.

  6. Bhakti says:

    @Jake: I haven’t tried this. Looks like a bug to me. Lemme check.
    Thanks for letting us know.