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Configuring the Live Data window.

Dreamweaver UltraDev's advanced Live Data window feature allows you to view the dynamic content of your web pages, whilst you work on the pages. UltraDev can do this only if it is connected to a web server that will host your remote site, as it then uses the server to process the page and return the results in the Live Data window.

For home or new users, Microsoft's PWS (Personal Web Server) is easy to use and can run on your local machine, allowing you to take advantage of UltraDev's Live Data feature.

Basically it sets up an area on your local disk that you can publish to.

Setting up Live Data window.

1. Choose Site > Define Sites. (Or press F5)

 


A dialog box will appear listing your currently defined sites.

 


2. Select the site you want to use and click Edit.

 


3. In the Category list on the left, click App Server info.


4. In the Live Data Server box, choose Remote Web Server to use the server you host your remote site on. Remote sites are defined in the Web Server Info category (on the left).

NB: We have chosen Local Web Server because we are using Personal Web Server to serve up our pages from our local machine.

5. In the Live Data URL Prefix box, type the URL prefix of your site. That is, the folder at the root of your site. e.g. if using PWS it will be something like:

http://localhost/your_web_site/

6. Click OK and then click Done.

 

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