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Chapter 36. Creating Extensions > The Dreamweaver API

The Dreamweaver API

Dreamweaver extensions are constructed following the Dreamweaver application programming interface (API), which consists of all the procedures, file construction specifications, custom functions and formatting instructions that determine how and when commands will be processed and dialog boxes will appear, and so on. Learning how to write your own extensions means getting familiar with the API. The official “dictionary” that explains and documents the API is Macromedia’s Extending Dreamweaver manual. This manual comes in PDF format on the Dreamweaver application CD-ROM; you also can download the PDF from the Macromedia web site (www.macromedia.com/ support/dreamweaver/).

How Extensions Are Constructed

Each extension (object, behavior, command, inspector, floating panel, report, translator, and so on) consists of one or more files in the Configuration folder. The file types are as follows:


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