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File Tree View command

This menu item enables or disables the File Tree View.

 

The File Tree View shows a list of files or directories for the selected drive in a tree type format.  The Drive/File List shows the drives available and additionally allows a selection for displaying all the open files or files in the current project.

 

Double clicking on any of the files in the Tree View will open or activate the file.  Multiple files may be selected and opened at once.  (To select multiple files, use the left mouse button and the shift key to select between two files, or the control key and the left mouse button to select multiple non contiguous files).

 

The Filter entry box allows the user to specify a file filter that will be applied to the files shown when viewing one of the drives.  It does not apply when showing project or open files.

 

Several functions are available by right clicking on the appropriate file.  These are dependant on the list being shown.

 

Open Files

If the list of files shown are the currently open files the following functions are available when the right click menu is shown:

 

Close

closes an opened document

Save

saves an opened document using the same file name

Print

prints a document

Tile Horizontal

arranges windows in non-overlapped horizontal tiles

Tile Vertical

arranges windows in non-overlapped vertical tiles

Show Names Only

displays file names only (no path)

Allow Docking

permits docking of File Tree View rather than "floating" view

Hide File List

dismisses File Tree View

Make Folder Active Path

sets File Tree View to folder of active file

        

All of the above functions work on ALL the selected files.

 

Project Files/Drive

If the list of files shown are the currently open files the following functions are available when the right click menu is shown:

 

Open Selected File - This will open the selected file(s) in the editor.

Properties - This will show the file properties for the FIRST item selected.

 

Common

At any time right clicking on the Tree View will provide options to hide the view, or to disable the docking.  If it is not docked it will show as a window unattached to other windows.

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