The primary use of Views is to provide navigation of the information
in the Workbench. For example:
The Bookmarks view displays all bookmarks in the Workbench along with the names
of the files with which the bookmarks are associated.
- The Project Explorer view displays the Workbench projects, their folders and files.
A view might appear by itself or stacked with other views in a tabbed notebook.
To activate a view that is part of a tabbed notebook simply click
Views have two menus. The first, which is accessed by right clicking on the
view's tab, allows the view to be manipulated in much the
same manner as the menu associated with the Workbench window.
The second menu, called the "view pull-down menu", is accessed by clicking the down arrow .
The view pull-down menu typically contains operations that apply to the entire
contents of the view, but not to a specific item shown in the view. Operations
for sorting and filtering are commonly found in the view pull-down.
A view can be displayed by selecting it from the Window >
Show View menu. A perspective determines which views may be required and
displays these on the Show View sub-menu. Additional views are available
at the bottom of the Show View sub-menu. This
is just one of the many features that provide for the creation of a custom work
Through the normal course of using the Workbench you will open, move, resize, and close views.
If you'd like to restore the perspective back to its original state, you can
select the Window > Reset Perspective menu operation.