[FDS-126] Using FusionDebug with Adobe’s CF Builder


Using FusionDebug with Adobe’s CF Builder

There are a number of compatibility issues when using FusionDebug installed into Adobe’s ColdFusion Builder.

The debug port

If CF Builder has a server correctly configured, and the server has the debug port open (for example, RDS is enabled), then CF Builder will connect to the port on startup. This means that FusionDebug never gets a chance to connect to the port. To prevent this from happening any RDS configurations need to be disabled. To do this go to Window -> Preferences -> Adobe -> RDS configuration, then remove any servers. Now restart CF Builder and FusionDebug should be able to connect properly.


When FusionDebug is not connected, any breakpoint that is set is an Adobe breakpoint, when FusionDebug connects all breakpoints are “converted” to FusionDebug breakpoints. As long as FusionDebug is connected only FusionDebug breakpoints will be added. When disconnected the breakpoints will not be converted back and so it is actually possible for you to add a duplicate breakpoint on the same line. On another FusionDebug connect these duplicates will be resolved.


Overall, FusionDebug does perform well when installed on CF Builder, and there are few problems unless you are switching between the two debuggers.

Issue Details

Type: Technote
Issue Number: FDS-126
Components: Breakpoints
Resolution: Fixed
Added: 24/06/2010 12:51:12
Affects Version: 3.0.1
Fixed Version: 3.0.1
Server: ColdFusion 9, ColdFusion 8
Related Issues: None