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Writing extensions is also an inherently dangerous occupation . Because you are messing around in the guts of Dreamweaver, you can very easily break the program. In the previous chapter you learned about the Configuration folder and its role in Dreamweaver functionality. Writing extensions involves altering the Configuration folder. Always make a backup of this folder before you begin exploring and tinkering . If disaster strikes and Dreamweaver stops functioning properly, just quit Dreamweaver, trash the corrupted Configuration folder, and replace it with your backup. The next time you launch the program, all should be well.
You'll also need a text editor to create all the code involved in extending Dreamweaver. Odd as it might sound, many extending tasks can be done using Dreamweaver itself as the text editor. This isn't recommended, though. Editing some configuration files, such as menus .xml or insertbar.xml , while Dreamweaver is running can cause problems. You can also get very confused while trying to create code in Dreamweaver. However, you might want to use Dreamweaver Design view to help you design the interfaces for your extensions.
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