Wish IDE: I would like to see a status bar in editor showing complete path name of the file

Diceman

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When a project is loaded in the IDE, I'd like to see the full path for the file that I am editing in a status bar.

I know I can go to Modules tab and right click and select "File Explorer" which opens a file explorer window. This is a bit cumbersome if I have more than one copy of B4J running each with a different version of the project.

I was hoping there would be a status line below the editor window showing the complete path for the file that I am currently editing.

TIA
 

Diceman

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You can also see the full path by hovering over the first item in the recent files list under the File menu.
Yes, but with 2 copies of B4J loaded, it would be better if a status bar showed the complete path to the file being edited. I like to see the file location locked to the bottom of the editor window so I can see the directory instantly, instead of jumping to a menu or to another tab. There would be less guessing on my part as to which files I am really working on.

TIA
 

Diceman

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Why not in the Titlebar, the file name is already there?

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Yes, I had something similar in mind. I thought the title bar should have the complete path to the project file.
Syntax: "<ProjectName> - <ProjectPath>".
Example: "ResizeAndCrop - D:\B4XApps\CoolStuff\KlausSamples" .

The status bar should still show the complete path for the file in the current edit window because the editor files can appear in a variety of directories, like "c:\B4J\SharedModules\DbUtils.bas", "d:\B4xProjects\Project_X\Common_Modules\xyz.bas" etc.. The source files don't all have to appear in the project directory and are usually strewn over the drive(s).
 

MarkusR

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or more tooltip at save icon + tooltip with fullpath at "icon Main x" tab
 
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