Before using eXo IDE, you should familiarize yourself with the application interface:
The top menu.
The workspace panel which includes folders and files.
The content panel which displays the file content.
The outline panel.
The status bar.
The cursor position in an opening file.
The properties panel.
The link with editor which enables/disables displaying the hierarchical structure of a file in the workspace panel when the file is opened in the content panel.
eXo IDE has a customizable interface with enhanced windows and editors. The Virtual File System is the physical location (file path) you are working in. It is displayed as the Workspace panel containing folders and files.
The Content panel consists of two horizontal sub-panels:
The Top panel shows files in several file tabs with their content.
The Bottom Operation panel may contain several tabs showing the list of file properties, REST Service, Google Gadget or Netvibes Widget output messages, HTML, Google Gadget, ECM Template or Netvibes Widget files preview.
To show the file properties tab, click on the toolbar or go to → .
To show the file preview, go to→ from the top menu.
These panels are divided by the Horizontal Resize bar. Also, both Workspace panel and Content panel are divided by the Vertical Resize bar and the Vertical Resize bar.
At the right column are the Outline panel and Version panel:
The Outline panel enables you to access tags, variables, functions and other file elements quickly.
The Version panel is to navigate to the file versions.
The active panel is highlighted with a blue border.
You can maximize or minimize one of the panels by clicking at the top right corner of this panel.
You can do some basic actions, such as browsing, creating, editing, coping, renaming, uploading, downloading, moving, deleting files and folders via the toolbar or the top menu.