Editing files outside the Workbench
In a previous section an external editor was launched on the
file JanesINIFile.ini by double clicking on it in the Project Explorer. The same external
editor can also be used by launching it outside of the Workbench.
Close any editors that are open on JanesINIFile.ini.
In the file system explorer, navigate to the directory where
the Workbench was installed and go into the workspace sub-directory.
Edit the file JanesINIFile.ini and save it . Do not use the
Workbench's Project Explorer to open the editor.
Return to the Workbench and in the Project Explorer view, select
the project JaneQuser.
Choose Refresh from the project's context menu. This
instructs the Workbench to look for any changes to the project that have
been made in the local file system by external tools.
Select the file JanesINIFile.ini.
For a little variety choose Open With > Text Editor
from the file's popup menu.
Observe that the Workbench's own default text editor is opened.
In the default text editor verify that the externally made
changes are reflected in the Workbench.
The Workbench stores all of its resources in the local file system. This means
the system file explorer can be used to copy files from the Workbench's workspace
area even when the Workbench is not running. Resources can also be copied into
the workspace directory. Use Refresh to update the Workbench with any changes
made outside the Workbench.