Bootstrap is a free front-end framework for faster and easier web development Bootstrap includes HTML and CSS based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, tables, navigation, modals, image carousels and many other, as well as optional JavaScript plugins Bootstrap also gives you the ability to easily create responsive designs.


Bootstrap plugin is only available in CodeLobster IDE Professional.

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

Downloading Bootstrap framework

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

In order to run downloading wizard:

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

  2. Use Browse button to specify the download location.

  3. Click Finish button to start downloading.

Bootstrap IntelliSense

CodeLobster IDE provides IntelliSense for Bootstrap, which helps 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 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.

IntelliSense suggestion box includes for Bootstrap classes in JQuery functions.

Tooltips for Bootstrap classes

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

Bootstrap context and dynamic help

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

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.


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