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What do you use to write your HTAs?

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I'm still new to the whole HTA game but I've figured out my way around how they work and am really pleased with how powerful they can be.

 

I struggled at first with getting everything going, I have moderate web design experience with Dreamweaver and I was able to figure out how to edit the doctypes for that to allow editing in design view, but bounce back and forth between HTAedit and Notepad++ to edit code.

 

Anyone else use any good tools for writing and editing HTAs?

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notepad ++ is all you need, and then copy the bits and pieces that you find on the internet and you'll be good to go, what else do you need ?

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I'm just curious, I find it a lot easier for the HTML portions to use Dreamweaver to handle the layout in design view but HTAedit and Notepad++ handle the coding portions very well. Just a preference I guess

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feel free to post some guides for the rest of us :), actually when editing my changes live i use notepad in WinPE on the live code then press F5 to refresh the result

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Just my two cents...

 

Use your favorite web design app to mock up and make the look and feel (sometimes I use PhotoShop first to get the look down, then convert to web). When done, switch to code view and copy that code over to Notepad (or Notepad++) and make it more "code friendly" depending on how your editor does formatting.

 

When testing, put the .HTA file out on a network share, and in WinPE, press the F8 key to bring up a command window, and then use NET USE to map a network drive to the share containing your .HTA file. That way you can make modifications to the .HTA file on your workstation, and kick it off right away on a test WinPE machine.

 

Also, if your HTA manipulates Active Directory or the SCCM database, keep in mind that you might have to connect a little differently because WinPE isn't bound to your domain...

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