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I want shortcuts to folders in IDE

Usually development IDE-s would provide a list of recently used files or some sort of project explorer view.

But dealing with distributed application I have to edit files everywhere, including remote machines, current project directory, temp directory (1-offs and simply samples/code trials), images etc...

I've just thought for a moment how nice it would be to have custom shortcut buttons in the Open File Dialog.  These could be customised and then used just to instantly "jump" from location to location... and all of that regardless of files load-save method (local, MS Network, ftp etc).

I know that in some editors you can give aliases to physical locations or mount them to IDE...

Vlad Gudim
Thursday, January 22, 2004

like, say, Boomerang on the Mac from many years ago.

mb
Thursday, January 22, 2004

Not sure which IDE you are using, but there is one in the Delphi IDE.  If you install the JVCL it installs a package for your Open/Save Dialogs that has a favorites combobox in which you can include links to favorite folders.  I love this feature to go directly to different source code folders on my local machine and on a network share. 

It looks like it is a hook into the standard open dialog that comes with windows. 

I think it is called "IDE  Open Dialog Favorites"
http://jvcl.sourceforge.net/

Smitty
Thursday, January 22, 2004


> But dealing with distributed application I have to edit
> files everywhere, including remote machines, current
> project directory, temp directory (1-offs and simply
> samples/code trials), images etc...
>
> I've just thought for a moment how nice it would be to
> have custom shortcut buttons in the Open File Dialog. 

Have a look at the Zeus editor:

  http://www.zeusedit.com/lookmain.html

Zeus WILL NOT let you configure the file open dialog,
but it does have a project/workspace model that allows
you to create links to files located on your local machine,
network machine,  even remote ftp machines running
Microsoft, Unix, VM or MVS.

Jussi (www.zeusedit.com)
Thursday, January 22, 2004

This IDE can open and edit files on all kinds of remote servers include Windows/Unix/Linux/FreeBSD etc. via FTP, you can hava a look.

Magic C++, a visual remote Unix/Linux C/C++ IDE

See http://www.magicunix.com for more information. There's also a free trial download. It looks just like Visual C++ and supprots for editing, compiling, debugging etc.

8route
Saturday, May 22, 2004

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