Projects view

The Projects view displays a project and its components.

Figure: Projects View


This figure is a screenshot of the Projects view, showing the tree view with group nodes, library nodes, and application nodes.

Right-click on a node to display a context menu of available actions.

Select a node to set its properties in the Project Manager node properties.

You can find files more easily by using the Filter items text box at the bottom of the Projects view.

Table 1. Projects View Nodes
Node Description
projectName.4pw The active project (4pw) is the root node.
Group Contains the Application and Library nodes that make up the project. Properties defined for the Group node can be inherited by the Application and Library nodes.
Application Generates an executable program. It can contain both files and virtual folders. One application node = one executable. The default application is shown in boldface. Use the Toolbar icon to set a different application as the default. The options on the Build menu execute for the default application.
Library Used to group binary files into a single library and generate a library file. It can contain both files and virtual folders. Libraries should be used when creating a set of features having a common goal, like the logic of an application, a library of mathematical functions, etc. A library can also be used to group other project files together (images, styles or other resources).
A library from a different project can be added to a project using the right-click menu option Add external dependencies.
Important: A library must be linked to any application in which it will be used by right-clicking the application node and selecting Advanced Properties, dependencies. The checkbox for any required library must be checked.
Folder Folders are virtual folders only, providing a way to group the source files within an application or library node. Folders can contain both files and other folders.
File A link to the file in the file system that has the same name as the node. Renaming a File node also renames the file that is stored on the disk. Project Manager will accept any type of file. Opening a file opens the corresponding Genero Studio module, such as Code Editor. If there is no corresponding Genero Studio module, it asks the operating system to open it.