Editing files outside the Workbench
To edit a Workbench resource outside the Workbench:
- Navigate in the file system to the Workbench's installation directory. Go into the workspace directory and open
the file that you want to edit with the external editor.
- Edit the file as needed. Save and close it as usual.
- Important: Go back to the Workbench, right-click the edited file in one of the navigation views, and
select Refresh from the pop-up menu. The Workbench will perform any necessary build or update operations to
process the changes that you made outside the Workbench.
Tip: If you work with external editors regularly, you may want to enable auto-refresh. This can be done
by opening the
General > Workspace
preference page, and checking the Refresh using native hooks or polling or Refresh on
access option. When at least one of them is enabled, any changes made by external editors will be
automatically discovered by the Workbench. Depending on the platform this may not happen immediately for
Refresh using native hooks or polling.
Opening files for editing
Associating editors with file types