IntelliSense

IntelliSense is Microsoft's implementation of code completion, best known in Visual Studio

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligent_code_completion

 

Dynamicweb supports IntelliSense for use in Visual Studio, and can be summoned in the following way:

  • Start up Visual Studio and open your project/solution
  • Add these library-references, as they'll be needed for IntelliSense to work:
    • “Website” > “Add reference…"
      • <DWroot>/Application/bin/Dynamicweb.dll
      • <DWroot>/Application/bin/RazorEngine.dll

We recommend that you set up a single solution with a single web-application project containing the entire Files folder. 

In the editor, make sure to add the following two lines to the top of every .cshtml template where you’d like to use IntelliSense:

@inherits RazorTemplateBase< RazorTemplateModel < Template > > @using Dynamicweb.Rendering

Now you should see Dynamicweb specific code completion as seen here:

Figure 1.2 Dynamicweb specific functions visible through IntelliSense (in Visual Studio 2015)