Aide MetaEditor

Working 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.

Tabs

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:

  • New Window New Window – open a copy of the current tab in a new one. A sequence number of the copy is added to the tab name;
  • Compile Compilecompile the current program code;
  • Compile Open Files Compile Open Files – compile all files currently opened for editing;
  • Save Save – save a change in the current window. The same action can be performed by pressing Ctrl+S;
  • 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 tabs except the current one;
  • Copy Full Path – copy the full path to the edited MQL4/MQL5 program file to clipboard;
  • Open Containing Folder – open folder containing the current file.

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