Projects, FTP and the file explorer

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Projects, FTP and the file explorer

Post by Joey » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:42 pm

I've been using Topstyle for the last few days as my main IDE and generally speaking it's been a great experience. That said, I'm having some issues with the following items and just needed some feedback to see if the feature in question isn't present or if I'm not doing something right. :-)

Working With Projects
When I open up my project it doesn't change my working directory in the file explorer to my project directory nor does it set my current FTP account to the project specified account. Is there any way to set this up? It seems a bit redundant to have to open a project, set my project directory in the file explorer and then set my FTP account each time I move between projects.

Adding files from Windows Explorer
Quite often my workflow has me adding media to a site (pdf files, images, etc), however I seem unable to drag binary items into the Topstyle file explorer. Likewise when I add them directly in Windows explorer, Topstyle doesn't notice that the files have changed. How can I properly add new media to my project directory?

That's about it, really. If I could resolve those issues (and my 8pt interface font), I'd be quite a happy camper. :-)

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Re: Projects, FTP and the file explorer

Post by TopStyle Support » Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:03 am

When I open up my project it doesn't change my working directory in the file explorer to my project directory nor does it set my current FTP account to the project specified account. Is there any way to set this up? It seems a bit redundant to have to open a project, set my project directory in the file explorer and then set my FTP account each time I move between projec
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TopStyle 4 doesn't really work with projects (yet). It works with files. However, there are a few "file explorer synchronization" settings that you might want to check out here: Options (F8) > General
Quite often my workflow has me adding media to a site (pdf files, images, etc), however I seem unable to drag binary items into the Topstyle file explorer. Likewise when I add them directly in Windows explorer, Topstyle doesn't notice that the files have changed. How can I properly add new media to my project directory?
The File Explorer is all about getting file(s) and media from your drive(s) into your current HTML (or CSS) document(s). If you want to copy some file from directory A to directory B, my advice is to use Windows Explorer for this. Then when you're ready to link to this file from your HTML (or CSS) document(s), use TopStyle's File Explorer. By the way, you can easily refresh the File Explorer via F5 (or the Refresh button on the File Explorer toolbar).

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