when will IDEA own a web.xml and other configuration file editor ?

Hi
I wan to ask , when IDEA people add support for following items in their well known IDE
-JSF page designer
-page flow designer
-web.xml and other j2ee related stuff visual editor.


Thank you for the answer

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Hello legolas,

lw> I wan to ask , when IDEA people add support for following items in
lw> their well known IDE
lw> -JSF page designer
lw> -page flow designer

These will be implemented in IntelliJ IDEA 6.0.

lw> -web.xml and other j2ee related stuff visual editor.

Depending on what exactly you mean by "visual" and "related stuff". Much
of this is available in the currently released version 5.1.

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Thank you for your reply.
When will version 6 become available ?

and about visual designer for web.xml , perhaps Struts.xml , ...
I mean something better than plain xml editor , right now , it just has an XML editor for web.xml (I tried version 5.0.) . Like what Netbeans has for web.xml , ejb-jar.xml ....


Thanks

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You have full form-based editor (and much more) for web.xml &
ejb-jar.xml if you have Web and EJB modules correctly set up in your
project.

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Hi
is that form based available in version 5.1 or it is just for version 6 and EAP ?
bevcause i did not see any form based editor for web.xml

Thanks

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It's available since 4.0 release. Do you have a web module set up? Have
you correctly specified the web.xml location in your web module properties?

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:o
Is there any Screen shot of this editor ?
I really can not see such an editor for webxml files
I create a web module and it has not opens a form based editor for webxml

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Is there any Screen shot of this editor ?
I really can not see such an editor for webxml files
I create a web module and it has not opens a form based editor for
webxml



http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/docs/help/j2ee/jsp/webmoduleeditor.html

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"Develop with pleasure!"


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but here is an screen shot from my ide when i clicked on web.xml ,
is there posibility that this cpy does not shows form based editor for web.xml ?



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Mike Aizatsky (JetBrains) wrote:

It's available since 4.0 release. Do you have a web module set up? Have
you correctly specified the web.xml location in your web module properties?


Gosh, you're master of hiding features ;)
I have never seen this form editor anywhere either.

Even after reading all of this thread and having a look at the screenshot/help
it took me a while to unearth this gem.

This is soo sub-par with Idea's usual interaction design:
Ok, this is my first Java EE project, but I have been working with it for a
while now, and consider myself a veteran Idea user.
It's only now that I discovered that there is a Java EE view. So much for
removing the tabs and creating a drop down instead to switch the view.

I would never think of pressing F4 or looking for "Edit" in the context
menu of the web module node.
Now after I have seen the help I tried it and F4 only took me to the module
settings - which is logical.

Then after digging further I discovered the Java EE view and magically F4
suddenly has a different meaning and opens the form based view of the web.xml.

Oh my. I almost never work with the project/package view at all, but always
use goto class or goto file.

Here's my suggestion:
Whenever I open the web.xml (e.g. with goto file) I think the editor that
opens should have three tabs: "Text", "General" and "Assembly Features".

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Right click on the web module itself (untitled2) and choose 'Edit...' from the context menu.

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