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A directory not appearing in my Wing project and restructuring of Wing project

Hello I have one directory which does not appear in my wing project. I keep adding it but it never shows up in the project window.

I also feel the need to restructure my wing project which I built at the very beginning of my Wing experience. Can you confirm that wing projects are just pointers to the real file and directories?

Can I just create a new wing project after renaming the ol one to old . Then I suppose I have to redo all parmeters?

I thank you for your help


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asked 2019-06-28 09:43:04 -0500
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updated 2019-06-28 10:13:47 -0500
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This could be explained if the missing directory is something that would be excluded by the Hidden and Temporary Files file set, for example something like *.old, 'core', etc. Or possibly it's something previously excluded from the project.

Yes, Wing just points to files and directories on disk. You can see the file/dir list in the *.wpr, which is just a text file.

One idea would be to edit that with a text editor while Wing doesn't have it open and remove all the files/dirs listed and then open the project and add what you want. This way you don't lose other project settings.

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answered 2019-06-28 10:18:54 -0500
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Thanks a lot. That seems to solve the problem. In addition to my project files, I would like to see in my project browser some other files ( an old version of the software, and other files which are similar to my project). I often go and consult those files but if ther are mixed with my project it is confusing. How can I do this?

piscvau's avatar piscvau (2019-06-28 10:32:27 -0500) edit

I would create two separate projects so things like Find Uses, Search in Files, Find Symbol, etc, don't mix up the old files and new files. If you need two instances of Wing at once, you can run it from the command line with the --new option avoid the second instance reusing the first instance.

Wingware Support's avatar Wingware Support (2019-06-28 12:15:30 -0500) edit

Thanks a lot

piscvau's avatar piscvau (2019-06-29 02:00:18 -0500) edit
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