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Setting Code Hint Preferences

You can use the Code Hint section of the Preferences dialog box to set options for the Code Hints popup menu. Code Hints does more than help you type in a simple HTML code tag. It helps you insert tag names, attributes, and values as you type code in Code view or the Quick Tag Editor. For example, when a tag requires the selection of a color, Dreamweaver displays a color palette. When a font is required, a font list is displayed, and when a file is required, a browse button magically appears allowing you to select and insert the file. If you want additional tooltip help, you can enable it for php code hints (New!).

Set Code Hint Preferences

  • green-circle-1.jpg Click the Dreamweaver (Mac) or Edit (Win) menu, and then click Preferences.
  • green-circle-2.jpg Click the Code Hints category.
  • green-circle-3.jpg Select from the following check boxes:
    • Close Tags. Select an option to specify how you want to insert closing tags. The default inserts tags automatically after you type the characters </. You can also insert it after a final bracket >, or not at all.

    • Options. Select the Enable Code Hints check box to use code hints, and then drag the slider to set the code hints popup menu delay you want. Select the Enable Description Tooltips check box (New!) to use tooltip help for PHP files.

    • Menus. Select the check boxes for the types of code hints you want to display, and clear the others you don’t want.

  • green-circle-4.jpg To add or remove tags and attributes, click the Tag Library Editor link.
  • green-circle-5.jpg Click OK.
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