Project Explorer view
This view provides a hierarchical view of the resources in the Workbench.
Here is what the Project Explorer view looks like:
To add the Project Explorer view to the current perspective, click
Window > Show View > Other... > General > Project Explorer
This command collapses the tree expansion state of all resources in the
Link with Editor
This command toggles whether the Project Explorer view selection is linked to
the active editor. When this option is selected, changing the active editor
will automatically update the Project Explorer selection to the resource being
Click the black upside-down triangle icon to
open a menu of items specific to the Project Explorer view. Right-click inside
the view to open a context menu.
Top Level Elements
Choose whether to show working sets or projects as top level elements. Chosing working sets allows easy grouping of projects in large workspaces.
Select Working Set
Opens the Select Working Set dialog to allow selecting a working set for the Project Explorer view.
Deselect Working Set
Deselects the current working set.
Edit Active Working Set
Opens the Edit Working Set dialog to allow changing the current working set.
Toggles package compression on and off. If it's Flat, certain folder structures (such as Java packages) will be compressed to make
This command allows customization of view filters and content modules. The previous will allow you to supress the display of certain
types of files while the later will allow entirely new types of content to be shown in the view. Here
is what the Customize View dialog looks like:
Link with Editor
See the toolbar item description above.
In addition to these menu items, the Project Explorer view menu shows a list of
recently used working sets that have been selected in the view.
This command allows you to create a new resource in the Workbench. Select the
type of resource to create from the submenu.
This command copies the selected resource to the clipboard.
This command pastes resources on the clipboard into the selected project
or folder. If a resource is selected the resources on the clipboard are
pasted as siblings of the selected resource.
This command deletes the selected resource from the workspace.
This command moves the selected resource to another location.
A dialog will appear, prompting for the destination location to which the resource
will be moved.
This command allows you to specify a new name for the selected resource.
This command opens the import wizard and allows you to select resources
to import into the Workbench.
This command opens the export wizard and allows you to export resources
to an external location.
This command refreshes the Workbench's view of the selected resource and
its children. For example, this is used when you create a new file for
an existing project outside the Workbench and want the file to appear in
the Project Explorer view.
The close project command is visible when an open project is selected.
This command closes the selected project.
Close Unrelated Projects
This command will close any project which are unrelated to the selected project.
The open project command is visible when a closed project is selected.
This command opens the selected project.
Menu items in the Team sub-menu are related to version control
management and are determined by the version control management system that
is associated with the project. Eclipse provides the special menu item
Share Project... for projects that are not under version control management.
This command will present a wizard that allows you to choose to share
the project with any version control management systems that has been added
to Eclipse. Eclipse ships with support for CVS.
Commands on the Compare With sub-menu allow you to do one of the following
types of compares:
- Compare two or three selected resources with each other
- Compare the selected resource with remote versions (if the
project is associated with a version control management system).
- Compare the selected resource with a local history state
After you select the type of compare you want to do, you will
either see a compare editor or a compare dialog. In the compare editor,
you can browse and copy various changes between the compared resources.
In the compare dialog, you can only browse through the changes.
Commands on the Replace With sub-menu allow you to replace the
selected resource with another state from the local history. If the project
is under version control management, there may be additional items supplied
by the version control management system as well.
This command displays the properties of the selected resource.
The kinds of properties that are displayed depend on what type of resource
is selected. Resource properties may include (but are not limited to):
- Path relative to the project in which it is held
- Type of resource
- Absolute file system path, or name of path variable when using linked resources
- Resolved path variable when using a path variable for a linked resource
- Size of resource
- Last modified date
- Read-only status
- Derived resource status
- Execution arguments, if it is an executable resource
- Program launchers, if it is launchable
- Project dependencies, if any
Team programming with CVS