MetaEditor HelpWorkspaceWorking with windows

Working with windows

The main part of MetaEditor workspace is intended for editing source code of programs. All currently opened files are displayed as tabs. To start editing a certain file, click on its tab.


Location of file windows can be changed by Window menu commands or Standard toolbar. To expand or collapse the tab, double-click its name.

The context menu of tabs features the following commands:

  • Compile Compilecompile the current program code.
  • Compile Open Files Compile Open Files – compile all files currently opened for editing.
  • Difference of Versions Difference of Versionssee the current changes in a file compared to the latest revision received from the storage.
  • Revert Changes Revert Changes – revert the changes made in a local copy of a file.
  • Show Storage Log Show Storage Log – view the history of file changes in the storage log.
  • Save Save – save a change in the current window. The same action can be performed by pressing Ctrl+S.
  • Close Close – close a selected tab. The same action can be performed by pressing Ctrl+F4 or clicking the middle mouse button on a tab name.
  • Close All But This Close All But This – close all tabs except the current one.
  • Copy Full Path Copy Full Path – copy the full path to the edited MQL4/MQL5 program file to clipboard.
  • Open Containing Folder Open Containing Folder – open folder containing the current file.
  • Show in Navigator Show in Navigator – find the file opened for editing, in the editor folder structure.

The context menu of the code editing window duplicates the Edit and the Standard toolbar commands.