Visualforce Code Assistance
In the Visualforce Editor, you can find lots of handy features of Code Assistance that make your development faster and more convenient:
Once you open any Visualforce page, you can see a split-screen editor. In the lower part of the screen, there is the Visualforce code editor itself. While in the upper part of the editor you can see a preview of your page directly from your org.
The Welkin Suite uses the Chromium browser engine for the previewer, so you can be sure that you see the same picture as most of your users will see. However, if you need to test a page in a different browser, you can do this using a button in the toolbar, which will open this page in your default browser.
You have also two additional options for previewing, that are available from the toolbar:
- Custom URL radio button — if you'd like to check your Visualforce page, for example, on the public Force.com site as a guest user, check it and enter a full URL of the page that you'd like to use as a preview,
- Parameters radio button — if your page accepts or expects any
GETparameters, you can easily pass them — just check this button and fill in your parameters to the text field in the top part of the previewer.
The Welkin Suite remembers these settings, and even after reopening the IDE itself, it will fill-in the parameters / URL according to whatever you've used the last time.
Each time you build changes in your Visualforce pages, the IDE refreshes the preview automatically. You can also do it at any time you need — just click on the Refresh button at the toolbar.
You can collapse the Visualforce previewer by default: to do so, navigate to the Main Menu:
Options ⇒ Project UI ⇒ Previewers. In case if you'd need a previewer for a certain page, you can manually expand it in the Visualforce editor, and the IDE will remember this setting for this page.
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