All the Oxygen XML Developer views available in the
Editor Perspective, XSLT Debugger Perspective, and
XQuery Debugger Perspective
are dockable. To open a view, select it from the menu. You can hide a view by closing it with the button at the top-right corner of the
view, or with the action.
You can drag any view to any margin of another view or editor inside the Oxygen XML Developer
window. Once you create a layout that suites your needs, you are able to save it from . Oxygen XML Developer
creates a layout file containing the preferences of the
saved layout. To load a layout, go to . To reset it, select .
Note: The Load Layout menu lets you select between the
default layout, a predefined layout, or a custom layout. The changes you make using the
Load Layout menu are also reflected in the Application
Layout preferences page.
The changes you make to any layout are preserved between working sessions. Also, changing to
a different layout and returning to the previous one does not alter the changes you made to
the first layout. The predefined layout files are saved in the preferences
directory of Oxygen XML Developer.
To gain more editing space in the Oxygen XML Developer window, click Toggle auto-hide in
any view. This button sets the view in the auto-hide state, making it visible only as a
vertical tab, at the margins of the Oxygen XML Developer window. To display a view in the
auto-hide state, hover its side-tab with your cursor, or click it to keep the
view visible until you click elsewhere. A view can also be set to a floating state by using
the Toggle floating action, making it independent from the rest of the
Oxygen XML Developer window.
You can drag the editors and arrange them in any order you like, both horizontally and
The next figure presents two editors arranged as horizontal tiles. To arrange them
vertically, drag one of them on top of the other. In the example below, the
file was dragged over the
file. When doing this, a dark gray rectangle marks
the rearranged layout.
Figure: Drag and Drop Editors
You can also tile or stack all open editors, both in the Editor Perspective
or in the Database
, using the following actions from the Editor
toolbar or Window
- Synchronous scrolling
- Select this action to scroll through the tiled editors at the same time.
- Splits the editing area into horizontal tiles, one for each open file.
- Splits the editing area into vertical tiles, one for each open file.
- The reverse of the Tile Editors Horizontally/Vertically
actions. Stacks all open editors.
Note: When tiled, you can still drag and drop the editors, but note that they are docked
in the same way as a window/view (instead of just tabs). You are actually rearranging the
editor windows, so drag the editor tab and drop it to one of the sides of an editor
(left/right/top/bottom). While dragging, you will see the grey dark rectangle aligned to one
of the sides of the editor, or around the entire editor window. If you drop it to one of the
sides it will dock to that side of the editor. If you drop it when the rectangle is around
the entire window of the editor it will get stacked on top of that editor. You can also grab
one of the stacked editors and tile it to one of the sides.
You can divide the editing area vertically and horizontally using the following actions
available in the Editor
toolbar and Window
horizontally - Splits the editor horizontally. This is useful for comparing
and merging content between two documents.
vertically - Splits the editor vertically. This is useful for comparing and
merging content between two documents.
- Removes a split action on the editing area.
To maximize or restore the editors, go to .
When the opened documents titles do not fit in the tab strip, the scroll wheel can be
used to scroll the editor title tabs to the left or right, the same as the two arrows on the
top-right. You can also switch between edited files by using the Next
editor and Previous editor actions from the
Window menu, or by using their respective keyboard shortcuts
(Ctrl F6 (Meta F6 on OS
F6 (Meta Shift F6 on OS X)). These
two actions display a small popup window that allows you to cycle through all opened
To watch our video demonstration about dockable and floating views and editors in Oxygen XML Developer, go to http://oxygenxml.com/demo/Dockable_Views.html.