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Community Beginner ,
Nov 03, 2016

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Hi

Unfortunately I just updated Dreamweaver to 2017 and now it's close to impossible to work in this program.

I always use code view and the code coloring was perfect in 2016.

In 2017 however the page cannot use code coloring for pages that contains mixed languages.

That makes it too hard to identify the different code blocks as they are color mixed.

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ASP starts with blue color. Then goes all orange and ends with orange tag.

Next ASP block starts with orange then goes green and starts mixing randomly with write and blue.

This goes on when the code switches to HTML and later JavaScript.

Please tell me this can be fixed. Currently Dreamweaver is useless for me

I found a solution to the comment problem. Look at the bottom-right corner of your DreamWeaver screen. There's a language selector which is set to HTML by default when you open .asp files. Choose VBScript and voila - the comment colors problem is gone.

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Dreamweaver 2017 code coloring broken

Community Beginner ,
Nov 03, 2016

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Hi

Unfortunately I just updated Dreamweaver to 2017 and now it's close to impossible to work in this program.

I always use code view and the code coloring was perfect in 2016.

In 2017 however the page cannot use code coloring for pages that contains mixed languages.

That makes it too hard to identify the different code blocks as they are color mixed.

See image:

ASP starts with blue color. Then goes all orange and ends with orange tag.

Next ASP block starts with orange then goes green and starts mixing randomly with write and blue.

This goes on when the code switches to HTML and later JavaScript.

Please tell me this can be fixed. Currently Dreamweaver is useless for me

I found a solution to the comment problem. Look at the bottom-right corner of your DreamWeaver screen. There's a language selector which is set to HTML by default when you open .asp files. Choose VBScript and voila - the comment colors problem is gone.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 03, 2016

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I cannot code anything either. The program is useless to me as well. At least they didnt make everything BLACK and WHITE. I will cancel my subscription if they don't come with a solution in 24 hours.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 03, 2016

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I thought that I would do a little test and got the following


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Community Beginner ,
Nov 03, 2016

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And if you place some HTML right after the include file?

I tried several documents but always with the same broken result.

Now I rolled back to DW 2015.1 where there are no problems at all.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 03, 2016

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See post 9 in this thread

Re: Code colouring in dreamweaver 2017

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 04, 2016

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Hi Per

I don't think being able to SET YOUR OWN COLORS will fix this problem.

The problem I am trying to describe is that DW 2017 cannot find out how to colorize code, if one file contains several coding  languages.

I have not tried with HTML and CSS only.

As shown in the image above, it breaks where there are Classic ASP and at least one other language - in this case HTML - on the page.

DW 2017 simply cannot find out what code is being shown, when it ends and when a new language starts.

I don't care what colors are being used. I just want them to be the same within a language.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 04, 2016

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I think you have an unclosed single quote (from DW's point of view) on line 7 and 16 causing at least some of your issue.


I could be wrong, I don't code in ASP, so I have no idea if you're supposed to close those or if it's optional, either way, i'd bet DW wants them closed before moving on to the next line..

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Community Beginner ,
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Hi Jon

In Classic ASP, a single quote is used for writing note lines in the code.

I have never seen examples nor the need to end the note line with a single quote.

Currently I cannot test if DW 2017 by error need a note to end with a single quote as I uninstalled DW 2017.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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I tested it and the coloring definitely seems to want that unnecessary "closing quote".

Per Adobe rep posts I've seen, pretty much all ASP support has been removed from the program. From the look of it, there's really no plan to bring any of it back.

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 07, 2016

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Thanks Jon. Also thanks Ben for the first "end quote" example.

With no more Classic ASP support, I guess that means my time with Dreamweaver ends with version 2015.1

It was a great program that I have used non-stop since 1999 (for 17 years).

Now I'm stuck with Visual Studio instead

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Nov 07, 2016

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Same trouble : "DW 2017 cannot find out how to colorize code, if one file contains several coding  languages."

Working with TWIG, but HTML or JAVASCRIPT or other in a TWIG file aren't code colored 😞

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 04, 2016

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In relation to Jons comment, would you mind trying the same code, but WITHOUT the ending single quote?

Just to see if that changes anything? I no longer have DW2017 installed so I cannot test that.

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Explorer ,
Nov 03, 2016

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I just rolled back as well - the code coloring and lack of being able to sort/view the file list by date are usability deal-breakers for me.

I hope Adobe is listening to its users....  I don't get why anyone would remove user-customizable features.  It makes zero sense.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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You can sort by date.

Right click the bar next to "Local Files" in your Files window and place a check by "Modified". That will add a clickable header to the files window allowing you to sort by modification date.

Personally, I'm also waiting on CC2017 due to the code coloring, and a few other cosmetic issues. Hopefully the next patch takes care of my issues with the program.

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Explorer ,
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I've tried that, and could not get any additional headers to display in order to check them (simply nothing showed up no matter where I right-clicked!)

Bruce -- Sent from my iPhone

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Hmmm, It worked fine for me...

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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<'ve tried that, and could not get any additional headers to display>

I had no trouble.   Are you right clicking next to Local Files?

Nancy O.

Nancy O'Shea, ACP
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Explorer ,
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I had no trouble.   Are you right clicking next to Local Files?

I thought I had tried that, but I backed off and reverted to the previous version now anyways.  I wasted an entire morning on this stupid update with sync issues, and then loss of critical functionality!

If they decide to restore the lost features, I'll update then....

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Adobe Employee ,
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Apologize for the frustration. You can provide your feedback to the team directly using Feature Request/Bug Report Form

Thanks,

Preran

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Explorer ,
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Hello, this is a BIG deal. Need a way to get the old code coloring back. Very hard to learn the new code coloring. In the middle of big project. Adobe, please respond!

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New Here ,
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I work with classic ASP and ASP.NET. Also found the new version terrible as I just use code view and it is just broken with these files. Cannot find any code color option and my "old hacks" (editing color.xml and themes folder XMLs) that worked up until version 2015 do not work anymore...

Rolling back until there's a way to get my old Dreamweaver code view colors back. Or at least there's any code coloring working - even with "new" colors.

Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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With the new code editor based on Brackets, you have to edit the LESS and JSON files now.  XML doesn't work.  See Reply #9 in this disucssion

Re: Code colouring in dreamweaver 2017

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