Developer Studio has many features that help you organize
- You can add
a virtual folder to an existing project or a virtual subfolder to
an existing folder, and customize the file types that display in
it. For details, see How to Add a Virtual Folder to a Project and Customize File Types
- You can customize
the file types that display in any folder using the Project Properties
dialog box. For details, see How to Customize Directories for Virtual Folders. To change the
display, see How to Customize Display of File Types.
- You can rename
a component to identify its function in the project or remove a component
that is no longer used. You can rename and remove components,
such as folders, subfolders, HTML files, Master Files, and procedures.
For more details, see How to Rename a Component.
To remove a component, see How to Remove a Component.
Procedure: How to Add a Virtual Folder to a Project and Customize File Types
Select and right-click the project.
Select New from the
context menu, and click Virtual Folder.
The New Virtual Folder dialog box opens, as shown in the
Name field, enter a name for the new virtual folder.
Customize the list of file types that will be displayed
in the folder. File types (filters) already defined in the project
are shown in the list box. Click the check box next to a file type
in this list to add it to the new folder.
To add a file type
not shown in the list, click the Add new file type filter(s) button . The
New Filter dialog box opens, listing the file types registered with
the operating system. The following image shows the New Filter dialog
through the list and select one or more file types. Click OK when
you are done.
The selected file type is added to the list.
a file type from the list, select it and click the Remove
file type filter(s) button . Confirm
the deletion as prompted.
Click OK on
the New Virtual Folder dialog box to close it and return to the
The sample window in the following image shows a
new folder named Text Files, which includes .log files used by the
project named Sales.
can also customize file types and directories visible in a project
from a drop-down list. To access the drop-down list, click the down
arrow next to the Filters button
on the Explorer toolbar. The drop-down list is shown in the following
Procedure: How to Customize Directories for Virtual Folders
the Procedures folder in a project that has
virtual folders and click the Filters
the Explorer toolbar.
The Edit Filters dialog box opens, as shown in the following
Location list box shows the directory paths associated with the project.
By default, the boxes next to directory paths are checked. Click
the box to deselect it if you want to hide files from a directory
that is set in the project search path.
Click OK to
apply the changes and close the Edit Filters dialog box.
can also customize file types and directories from a drop-down list.
To access the drop-down list, click the down arrow next to the Filters
button on the Explorer toolbar.
Procedure: How to Rename a Component
and right-click the component. Select Rename from
the context menu.
the new name at the cursor location.
Procedure: How to Remove a Component
and right-click the component. Select Delete from
the context menu. If you are deleting a virtual folder, select Delete
Click Yes to
confirm the permanent deletion.