HTML5 Data Bindings Reference

Deitaled overview of HTML5 Data Bindings Features

Here, you'll find detailed overview of all the amazing features, included in HTML5 Data Bindings extension. The extension is powered by a stunning jQuery based template engine that helps you populate your data super-fast on the page. Your data is represented fully visual in a tree so you can bind it directly on your page in Dreamweaver design mode. Also, you can add smart repeat regions, detail regions, nested repeat regions and even repeat regions within a detail region.


Extension overview

Full Support for HTML5 Data Bindings Formatter extension

You can have all kind of conditional formatting, expressions, date and time formatting, currency and much more!

Global objects $URL and $FORM

Global objects $URL and $FORM are now available directly in the HTML5 Data Bindings floating panel

Use HTML5 Data Bindings without any Data Source

If you wish you can bind to the Global objects only, like $URL and $FORM and use them as bindings on a page without any data source.

Global $FORM collection is automatically generated

Global $FORM collection is now automatically generated based on all form field that your page contains.

Automated data bindings refresh

Now dependent data bindings on form fields are automatically detected and refreshed when the form fields change.

Prevent automatic loading of a Data Source

This is very useful for dependent data sources that needs to be loaded later.

Data binding to set initial value of form fields

You can set the initial value, or checked and selected value of radios, check boxes and select lists based on a data binding! Just use the new data binding attributes for data.checked, data.selected and data.value on checkboxes, radios or list HTML controls.

Allow nesting repeat regions for grouped data

This way you can create nested regions with the group by filter from HTML5 Data Bindings Formatter.

Insert Show and Hide Regions

Now you can choose any repeating element and insert conditional show or hide regions based on if the element has data or not. Very useful for showing " No records found" messages or other conditional areas.

Show /and Hide region have a nice blue border

Show /and Hide region have a nice blue border in Dreamweaver design view so they can be easily distinguished.

Bindings attribute

Data.hide to hide regions when data is available. Works opposite of which shows the HTML region only when data is available. HTML5 Data Bindings floater can also bind and unbind attributes.

Set page is extended with page jumping options for Database Sources in the Control HTML5 Data Bindings window.

Support for global collections

HTML5 Data Bindings supports for global collections like {{$URL.xx}} for url parameters and {{$FORM.xx}} for {{$COOKIE.xx}} for cookie variables.

General Features

Display your data structure fully visual in Dreamweaver with the HTML5 Data Bindings floating panel

When you choose to add a HTML5 Data Source, its data and structure is fetched directly and it is displayed in a nice tree view control within the special HTML5 Data Bindings Floating panel available from the Window Menu. You can dock the floating panel on any side of Dreamweaver, but the left side is preferable for the best view as you will also need it quite often to be able to insert the data bindings from it.

Build fully dynamic client side pages

It's all done, fully visual within Dreamweaver! Now with the HTML5 Data Bindings, you can connect to any JSON data source and use it to populate any data on your pages.


Many standard feeds supplied

Choose from the many feed such as: Flickr, YouTube, Facebook,Twitter, Last.FM and WordPress.

Fully parameterized feeds

For each chosen feed an interface with feed specific options is shown, so you can directly enter the needed feed parameters! When you want to display the Picasa photos for a specific album, you can just enter the album ID in the appropriate field.

Custom feeds

If your feed is not on the list you can always enter your feed URL directly. You can access all the feed data in the data bindings panel.

Local file as data source

Choose a local JSON file as data source.

Dynamic data bindings

Super fast jQuery based Template Engine included

You want your page to be populated with the data as it arrives and you want that to happen fast? This is why the DMXzone team worked hard to make a lighting fast template engine that powers the HTML5 Data Bindings!

Add any Data Binding fully visual in Dreamweaver

Just select the data from the HTML5 Data Binding Floating Panel use the Smart Insert Panel . You will see a nice curly braced notation as placeholder for your data with the full data path in it.

Inspect easily any dynamic data binding inserted

As you select a highlighted data binding on your page in Dreamweaver Design view - the associated data element is automatically selected in the Data Bindings tree view!


Add smart repeat regions

Is your data repeatable? Then you can create directly a repeat region that repeats as many time as there are records available. Just select the repeating element from the HTML5 Data Bindings list and choose to insert Repeat Region or Repeat Children.

Detail regions

Do you want to display detailed data in a separate view, next to your repeat region list? Then just choose to make a detailed region from the same repeating element in your HTML5 Data Bindings list. You can control which record is displayed in the Detail Region by the special Control HTML5 Data Bindings behavior to select the Active Record.

Support for nested repeat regions

As your data can be structured in various hierarchical levels, you want to be able to nest your repeat regions. That is fully possible with the HTML5 Data Bindings! You can have another child repeat region within a main repeat region and go as deep as you wish.

Support for repeat regions within a detail region

ou can also have as much Repeat Regions as you want within a Detail Region to show related data. Those can be nested too.

Support for hierarchical datasets

The HTML5 Data Sources that you bind to, can return any data that is well formatted in JSON and can be with any hierarchical structure you want.

Smart insert panel

Depending on your selection of the nodes in your HTML5 Data Bindings tree and your page selection you get automatically the right controls to insert or bind data. When you selected a repeating element in your feed tree, you can choose to insert a repeat or detail region, when you select a regular node you can select to insert its value as text binding or as a ready to go image element, but if you have already selected an element on your page you can bind to any of its attributes.

Control behaviors and behavior connector

Select active record control behavior

Add a behavior to the chosen element in order to select the active item, which will be displayed in the detailed region.

Refresh data control behavior

If you have a search field that you want to use as a filter, once it gets a new value typed in, it refreshes the data automatically.

Support for global loading events

When you are loading various HTML5 Data Sources on your page you can fire up actions to show and hide regions or loading messages, when the data is loaded successfully or not.

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Does his work if you don't purchase the database connect

July 22, 2019 by Neal McGuire
I'm trying to determine if this will help by doing some simple form bindings, however nothing appears to work and all the examples use a database connection.

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