Resources is a collective term for the projects, folders,
and files that exist in the Workbench. The navigation views provide a hierarchical
view of resources and allows you to open them for editing. Other tools may display
and handle these resources differently.
There are three basic types of resources that exist in the
- Comparable to files as you see them in the file system.
- Comparable to directories on a file system. In the Workbench,
folders are contained in projects or other folders. Folders can contain
files and other folders.
- Contain folders and files. Projects are used for builds, version
management, sharing, and resource organization. Like folders, projects map
to directories in the file system. (When you create a project, you specify a
location for it in the file system.)
- A project is either open or closed. When a project is closed, it cannot be
changed in the Workbench. The resources of a closed project will not
appear in the Workbench, but the resources still reside on the local file
system. Closed projects require less memory. Since they are not
examined during builds, closing a project can improve build time.
- When a project is open, the structure of the project can be changed and
you will see the contents.
Folders and files can be linked to locations in the file system
outside of the project's location. These special folders and files are called
Different tools that plug into the Workbench use their own specialized types
of projects, folders, and files.
Project Explorer view
Importing resources into the Workbench
Creating a project
Creating a folder
Creating a file
Creating linked resources
Viewing resource properties
Finding a resource quickly