Adding Files, Understanding Base Locations

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Each project is anchored in two base locations:

The project folder (the one where the .TPR project file resides);

The source library set folder.

The base location is like a starting point from which TIDE looks for a file. File paths in the .TPR file are specified with reference to their base location (more).

 

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The project tree shows each file as anchored in the project folder or the library set folder.

Note how all library files appear in a separate tree branch called "Libraries".

The number next to the Libraries tag is the currently selected library set.

 

tide_button_addfileFile > Project Files > Add New File: Adding a new file to a project always uses the project folder as a reference.

 

tide_button_addexistingfileFile > Project Files > Add Existing File: Adding an existing file to a project allows you to choose the base location (project or libraries).

 

 

note_warning-wtFiles added from libraries are locked for editing by default. This is to remind you that it is a very bad practice to alter library files. You can unlock a file (right click > Unlock) but we really don't recommend this. Want to modify a library? Copy this library's files into your project's folder and add them as "your" files (base location = project folder).