Developing Web 2.0 applications
with JavaServerFaces
and Dreamweaver
>> Just Became Easier
1. Introduction
Selected 2. Getting Started
3. Seam Concepts
4. Seam Component Types
5. Design View Support
6. Code View Support
7. Tag Object Toolbars
8. Property Inspectors
9. Seam Tag Reference

2. Getting Started

Documentation > Seam > Getting Started

Installation Instructions

These instructions assume that you are running Windows 2000/XP and have installed Dreamweaver MX 2004 or later.

Seam Tools Community Edition

Seam Tools Community Edition is designed for standalone use in Dreamweaver, but is also fully compatible with JSFToolbox for Dreamweaver. It is a lightweight, standalone version of the extension.

  • Syntax auto-complete for Seam tags
  • Context-sensitive help and documentation
  • Drag-and-drop tag toolbars for Seam
  • Tag chooser dialogs for Seam

Seam Tools Professional Edition

Seam Tools Professional Edition is designed to integrate completely with JSFToolbox for Dreamweaver. This edition contains all the features of Seam Tools Community Edition and much more, including:

  • (EJB) component integration
  • Seam tag library visualization and management
  • Seam context variables in JSF EL code hints
  • Seam tag inspectors with data-bound controls

Installing the Software

The first step to getting started with Seam Tools for Dreamweaver is to install the software using the Extension Manager (see screenshot below). You can launch the Extension Manager from Start > Program Files > Macromedia menu.

Extension Manager