Author Archive: Evelin Varghese

Things to watch out while Installing CFB

1.Instructions to the pre-release and beta build users:
Before you install ColdFusion Builder release build,if you have applied the license key anytime that you have received from Adobe, please make sure to deactivate the license(Help->Adobe ColdFusiion Builder Deactivation…) with erase checkbox selected.Then uninstall the earlier builds.
If you are installing as plug-in please make sure to have fresh copy of eclipse rather than installing on top of the eclipse that was used for beta or pre-release builds.
If you are using CFB along with Flash Builder please make sure that you are using the released build of Flash Builder.

2.Eclipse Versions:
For plug-in mode installation of CF Builder you can use eclipse 3.4.2 or 3.5.1.It is recommended that you use 3.5.1.
Only 32 bit eclipse is supported.You can’t use ColdFusion Builder with 64-bit eclipse.
For Mac OSX, cocoa version of eclipse is not supported.Make sure that you use carbon version of eclipse.

3. Not able to see License screen?
If you are using either cocoa version or 64 bit version of eclipse, you may not see the license window of ColdFusion Builder.Also many features of CF Builder like color coding will be missing,Help->Adobe ColdFusion Builder Registration is disabled. So please make sure that you are using the right version of eclipse.

4.Why I don’t see color coding??
License window is a modal one and if you click on any file even before license window comes up, license window appears behind the eclipse/CFB and you may not observe this and you may see that color coding is missing.Please make sure to accept the trial license in the modal window and this issue won’t happen.

5.Can’t see ColdFusion perspective after installing ColdFusion Builder as a plug-in to eclipse

In case of ColdFusion Builder plug-in installation on Eclipse, when you uninstall ColdFusion Builder and reinstall plug-ins into a different directory than the initial install directory, then you may not see the ColdFusion Builder perspective.

  • Workaround incase of Eclipse 3.4.2:

    Install (i.e unzip) a fresh copy of eclipse and put the file by copying it from the eclipse_home\dropins to the newly installed new_eclipse_home\dropins.

  • Workaround incase of Eclipse 3.5.1:

    Remove the file named ‘’ from the eclipse_home\dropins directory by backing it up at some other location. Now launch the eclipse (This clear-off the eclipse cache).Now put back the file into the dropins directory and launch Eclipse to see the ColdFusion perspective.

  • If you don’t want to use the fresh copy of eclipse , reinstall ColdFusion Builder plug-ins into the same path as the initial installation plug-ins path.

Above issue can also come up if you are moving from Beta builds to final release build on the same eclipse as that is used for Beta installation.

To workaround this you can start using the fresh copy of eclipse or apply the same workaround as mentioned above.

6. ColdFusion Builder Licensing Error while launching:
Sometimes, you may come across the following error message while launching:

Can’t launch ColdFusion Builder with an error ‘Licensing for this product has stopped working’ with error code 150:30 or 148:3 with
detailed Error message: ‘This product has encountered a problem which requires that you restart your computer before it can be launched’

These errors might come when

1. Anchor service is not installed
2. FNPLicensingService is not running though it is installed
3. While installing ColdFusion Builder, there are other high memory consuming services running
4. Either System is running low on physical memory or virtual memory

How to work around this:

On Mac, please check whether you have Anchor Service installed or not in your system at path:Library/Application Support/Flexnet Publisher/Service/

For Win, you may check the path %Program Files%\Common Files\Macrovision shared\Flexnet Publisher\

If it is already installed, start FNPLicensing service (under services you can see the service with the name ‘FLEXnet Licensing Service’) manually and launch ColdFusion Builder.

If it is not installed or unable to start the ‘FLEXnet Licensing Service’ or above workaround is not working, uninstall and reinstall ColdFusion Builder as an admin user with the following guidelines.

  • While installing please make sure that you there are no other high memory consuming services running and have at least 4GB of usable hard disk space.

  • If it is on Windows, please make sure that ‘Windows Installer’ service is running.

CFB Beta2 Will expire on Jan 1st-Plan your upgrade to Beta3

CFBuilder Beta2 will expire on January 1st.Please plan your upgrade to Beat3 so that you don’t have to do the upgrade on an extremely busy day.Last time we noticed many were affected because we didn’t notify in advance that CFBuilder will expire and were forced to do the upgrade in a hurry. You can download beta3 from here

CFBuilder Beta3 Live !!!

CFBuilder Beta3 is Live on labs.
Please go through the release notes and Installation Instructions before you upgrade the build.We have noticed that those who upgrade from plug-in Installation usually face some issues in upgrade.So when you are upgrading the plug-in Installation we request you to follow the install Instructions properly.The most common cause of hiccup while upgrading a plug-in installation is that many users keep the ColdFusion/ColdFusion Debug Perspective open in eclipse and then try to uninstall and install the new build and things go wrong.You can close these perspectives by right clicking on the perspective buttons and choosing close as shown in the screen shot.In Windows use the Uninstaller application present in the uninstall directory to uninstall CFB.In mac use the uninstall_cfbuilder script present in the eclipse directory to uninstall CFBuilder.
Do start eclipse in a -clean mode before you install the latest build so that we can make sure that all the files are cleared from the eclipse cache.Now Install the latest beta and you should get your perspectives properly.

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Extension Title Image

There is a small enhancement available in Extension which nobody would have tried out.. You can add icons to the title bar of your extension.As you see, i have added a small funky icon..

The title bar size was a concern for many.By adding an icon the width of the title bar adjust to the size of the icon.So when you design the interface choose appropriately sized icon

Well to do this simply add an image attribute to the dialog tag in ide_config.xml

<action name=”demo test” handlerid=”test”>
        <dialog title=”This is a custom title test” image=”images/smiley.gif”>
                <input name=”test” label=”test” type=”dir” />

For more info on Extension checkout documentation

Setting Background color for comments

Many of you are used to Dreamweaver style color coding.
Check out a nice blog post by my colleague Sandeep Paliwal on setting back ground color for comments here.

How Do I generate ORM CFC’s???

Many of you might be stuck up at this question.
So thought of giving a Captivate Demo of CFC Generator which will help you to create ORM CFC’s from tables.Not the best quality video,but should be of help :)
See it here

ORM CFC Generator

Most of you who are already in public forums of ColdFusion Builder know about CFC Generator extension for CFBuilder. For those who are new to it,its an extension to CFBuilder which will help you to automatically create ORM CFC’s for tables listed in the RDS View of CFBuilder.
We have an updated version of CFC Generator Extension available…Try this one out.
We have added option to specify relations and join conditions .
We would like to hear your comments on this :)
While Installing the extension to CFBuilder,the server chosen should be the latest public beta build of CF9 Server.
See instructions on how to use this extension here
Adobe CFC Generator