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Dreamweaver MX: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

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Advanced Server Behaviors

In addition to the server behaviors described already, you’ll find two other sets of behaviors that can come in handy on dynamic Web pages.

Tip

You can also download many more third-party server behaviors from the Macromedia Exchange. Click the + button in the Server Behaviors panel and choose Get More Server Behaviors. Dreamweaver launches your Web browser and connects to the UltraDev Exchange site. UltraDev is the earlier dynamic Web site version of Dreamweaver, so not all extensions listed here work with Dreamweaver MX. Your best bet is to click the Advanced Search link, and search for extensions that work with Dreamweaver MX.

Recordset Paging

This set of five different behaviors lets you add links for jumping to different records in a recordset. In fact, Dreamweaver makes use of these same behaviors as part of its Recordset Navigation Bar object. You’ll use these for moving through a long list of records, like a complete listing of products in a database.

To begin, add a recordset to a page. It should contain multiple records (jumping to the next record when there’s only one doesn’t make much sense). The page could also contain a repeating region, so that several records appear.

  • Move To First Record adds a link that jumps to the first record in the recordset.

  • Move To Previous Record adds a link that jumps to the record before the current record. If you use a repeating region, it jumps to the previous set of records. For example, say you create a repeating ...

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