Backbone.js is a JavaScript library that provides models with key-value bindings and custom events, views with declarative event handling, and collections with an abundant API of enumerable functions.


BackboneJS plugin is only available in CodeLobster IDE Professional.

CodeLobster IDE integrates with Backbone.js so you can use it from inside the IDE. Backbone.js support includes the following features:

Downloading Backbone.js framework

CodeLobster IDE offers the downloading wizard to get the latest version of the Backbone.js framework from the original site and install it.

To download BackBone.js:

  1. Select Plugins | BackboneJS | Download Framework main menu item.

  2. Use Browse button to specify the download location.

  3. Click Finish button to start downloading.

Backbone.js IntelliSense

CodeLobster IDE provides IntelliSense for Backbone.js to help you write code more quickly and efficiently. IntelliSense saves you time by putting what you’re most likely to use at the top of your completion list. The IntelliSense suggestion box includes Backbone.js functions.

The suggestion list of the automatic completion appears as soon as you start typing. Pressing Tab or Enter will insert the selected item. You can trigger IntelliSense in the Editor window by pressing Ctrl + Space or using Edit | IntelliSense | Autocomplete main menu item.

Tooltips for Backbone.js

Hover mouse for tooltips that includes descriptions for Backbone.js functions. Tooltips appear automatically when you hover the pointer over a function or some other element.

Backbone.js context and dynamic help

The Dynamic Help window allows opening help topics automatically for an element when the pointer is placed on. BackboneJS plugin uses the for a quick search for relevant information.


To get Dynamic Help to appear, choose View | Panels | Dynamic Help main menu item.

To get help topics using Dynamic Help:

  • Place the pointer on the target element and press the F1 button.

  • Select Help | Context Help main menu item.

  • Click the topic item in the Dynamic Help window.