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Customizing The Tool

The Drupal Development Tool for Drupal works off of a customized template system. This provides users with the ability to customize or add new items as they wish.

To customize the tool all you need is a text editor and a copy of the templates. Once you have the module installed you already have a copy of the latest files on your computer. In Windows they will be located in C:\Users\{your user name}\.netbeans\DrupalDevel. On Linux and OSx, you can locate the files in your .netbeans/DrupalDevel in your home directory. I highly suggest copying those files to another location and setting the Data Files Location under options to your copy. If you don’t do so then any update of the module will overwrite your changes.

If you ever wish to go back to the default templates, simply delete the contents of the “Location of Data Files” field and the default files will be used.

The directory structure supplies the steps in the different dialogs in the module. For code inserts, the code directory is used. For new modules and themes, the files directory is used.

|-- code
|   |-- Drupal 6
|   |   |-- hooks
|   |   |   |-- core
|   |   |   |-- install
|   |   |   `-- node
|   |   `-- themes
|   |       `-- theme
|   `-- Drupal 7
|       |-- hooks
|       |   |-- aggregator
|       |   |-- {EXTRA ITEMS REMOVED}
|       |   `-- user
|       `-- themes
|           |-- preprocess
|           `-- process
`-- files
    |-- module
    |   |-- Drupal 6
    |   `-- Drupal 7
    `-- theme
        |-- Drupal 6
        `—Drupal 7

You can easily add new versions, types and categories using this simple model.