View Full Version : Can't switch between design view and code view

12-09-2004, 01:07 AM
Hello all. I've got Dreamweaver 4 on my PC and I'm having the darndest problem. I can't switch between design and code views. Files that won't open in design view (I.e. PHP, ASP) just open with a grey screen.

I've fished around in the preferences but can't seem to find what's gumming up the works. I've restarted my PC, etc. I'd appreciate it if anyone can give me a hint here.

Thanks all!

12-09-2004, 02:36 AM
I have dreamweaver MX. I'm not sure how different the versions are but I'll tell you how I switch mine. Look in your upper left hand corner. There should be the words file, edit and view up top. Right below those menu options there is an icon that looks like this <> there is another icon that has that symbol on top with text underneath and the one next to that has what looks like text.

The <> will put the gui look back on (what you are looking for), the middle one will cut it half in gui and half in code, and the last one puts it all in code.

12-09-2004, 02:10 PM
I'm not sure how the older verions of DW handle scripting languages. I do know the latest version has made great improvements in this area.

However, even DW MX 2004 doesn't show scripting languages in design view unless you set up a testing server. It's possible that you don't have any plain HTML on your pages, so there's nothing DW knows how to show.

Tom M.

12-09-2004, 02:48 PM
Oops. That last post (by Guest) was from me. I forgot to log in.

Tom M. (MrQuietGuy)

12-10-2004, 03:18 PM
I've replied more fully to a similar question in another thread at
http://www.dreamweaverclub.com/forum/index...&st=0&#entry248 ('http://www.dreamweaverclub.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=65&st=0&#entry248')