Project Explorer Window
The Project Explorer allows you to add items to the
project and manage their related build action and additional properties.
The Project Explorer tree view consists of the following node types:
- The root project node is always named after the project and lets
you add folder and file items to the root folder of the project.
- The Documentation Sources
node is where you will specify the assemblies, XML comments files, and/or
solutions and projects that go into the reference (API) content of the help
- The References
node is where you specify dependent assemblies that provide base class
information for the documented assemblies but themselves do not appear in the
help file's table of contents.
nodes can be created to organize the file content of the project.
- File nodes
represent conceptual content topics, images, content layout files, and various
other supporting files that may or may not be compiled into the help file.
Each file has a build
action that determines how it is handled during the build process.
Right-clicking a node in the Project Explorer or selecting File |
Project Explorer and then a submenu option from it allows you to perform
various tasks within the pane such as adding and removing documentation sources,
adding and removing references, and adding and removing files and folders. The
property grid below the explorer tree view allows you to modify the build
action and related properties for the selected file node.
The following keyboard shortcuts can also be used to perform the
- Context menu key - Show the context menu for the selected item.
- Delete - Delete the selected item.
- Enter - Edit the selected file (file nodes only).
- F2 - Edit the selected node's name (project, folder, and file nodes only).
Double-clicking a file node will also open it for editing.