Viewing multiple documents at the same time

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eeverman
Posts: 9

Viewing multiple documents at the same time

Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:14 pm

Hi - This feature is likely already present, but I'm just not seeing it.

I want to be able to open two files at the same time. For instance, on the left side of app, I would like to see [Document I am working on], on the right side of the app I would like to see [Document I am referencing].

Every other developer app makes this pretty easy to do - often you just drag one of the tabs to the side of the window and you get a new tab group (both Eclipse and Netbeans work this way). Is there support for this that I am not finding? Its pretty limiting to only view a single document.

Thanks,

--ee
adrian
Posts: 2337

Re: Viewing multiple documents at the same time

Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:51 am

Hello,

Every other developer app makes this pretty easy to do - often you just drag one of the tabs to the side of the window and you get a new tab group (both Eclipse and Netbeans work this way). Is there support for this that I am not finding? Its pretty limiting to only view a single document.
Oxygen works in the same way, drag an editor tab to a side (top, bottom, left, right) of the working area. Alternatively, if you have opened only a a few editors, you can use the actions: Window > Tile Editors Horizontally or Vertically for tiling them and Window > Stack Editors for stacking them back together.

There's a video demonstration that shows how this works: Dockable and Floating Views
See section Dockable Editors.

In addition, starting with v14.1 you can also detach the editors and move them around independently from the main window. You can do this by dragging an editor tab outside of the editor working area. To place it back in an editor stack or the editor working area you have to drag the editor tab to the middle of that area.

Regards,
Adrian
Adrian Buza
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
http://www.oxygenxml.com
eeverman
Posts: 9

Re: Viewing multiple documents at the same time

Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:19 pm

Something must be incorrect on my current installation than. When I have two or more documents open, all the Tile options on the Window menu are greyed out and I cannot grab a tab and pull it to the side.

My install is:
<oXygen/> XML Editor 14.1, build 2012111217
Running on OS X 10.6.8
java.runtime.version 1.6.0_37-b06-434-10M3909

Is it possible there is a version issue, or is there a setting somewhere that turns off this feature?


Thanks,

--ee
Costin
Posts: 275

Re: Viewing multiple documents at the same time

Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:42 pm

Hi,

In order to benefit of those tiling actions you should first make sure that you are in the correct perspective.
This is because those actions work only for the Editor and Database perspectives.
They are NOT available for the XSLT or XQuery Debugger perspectives - where I guess you might be in right now - as the 2 debugging perspectives have their own fixed layout.

Therefore, in order to switch the perspective you should go into oXygen menu to Window > Open Perspective > Editor / Database (or by using the appropriate perspective switching toolbar icons in the top right side).

Let me know if I could be of further help.

Regards,
Costin
Costin Sandoi
oXygen XML Editor and Author Support
eeverman
Posts: 9

Re: Viewing multiple documents at the same time

Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:01 am

Ah ha! That was it! Thanks so much.

Any chance this could be added to all perspectives? This seems like such a basic windowing feature that its confusing when it doesn't work.

Thanks,

--ee
adrian
Posts: 2337

Re: Viewing multiple documents at the same time

Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:52 pm

Hi,

I've added your vote for this feature request on our issue tracking tool. This will be analyzed and implemented in a future version of Oxygen.
We will notify this thread when it is implemented.

Regards,
Adrian
Adrian Buza
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
http://www.oxygenxml.com
sorin_carbunaru
Site Admin
Posts: 111

Re: Viewing multiple documents at the same time

Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:49 pm

Hello,

In the newly released oXygen 19.0 the editors from the XSLT/XQuery Debugger perspective are floatable/dockable and can be moved around and rearranged.

Best wishes,
Sorin Carbunaru
oXygen XML

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