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  • Overview
  • How to?
  • Displaying the home window
  • Displaying the home page
  • Displaying the news
  • Creating a project
  • Opening a project
  • Opening an example
  • Opening an example found in the tutorial
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Overview
The home page allows you to easily perform the operations for creating and opening projects.
The home page is used to:
Note: In the earlier versions, the home page was called "Home window".
How to?

Displaying the home window

The home window can be accessed at any time.
To display the home window:
  1. Click the icon corresponding to the version number at the top of editor used.
  2. Select "Welcome to XXX" from the popup menu.
Versions 21 and later
Note: You also have the ability to press Ctrl + <.
New in version 21
Note: You also have the ability to press Ctrl + <.
Note: You also have the ability to press Ctrl + <.
Note: By default, the home window is displayed when starting the product:

Displaying the home page

The home page can be accessed at any time.
To display the home page:
  1. Click the 24 icon at the top of editor used.
  2. Select "Welcome to XXX" from the popup menu.
Note: You also have the ability to press Ctrl + <.
Versions 23 and later

Displaying the news

By default, the home page displays news about the product used:
  • new available version,
  • new downloads
  • date of training sessions,
  • WINDEV Tour, ...
This page also allows you to directly access the forums or the latest FAQs.
New in version 23

Displaying the news

By default, the home page displays news about the product used:
  • new available version,
  • new downloads
  • date of training sessions,
  • WINDEV Tour, ...
This page also allows you to directly access the forums or the latest FAQs.

Displaying the news

By default, the home page displays news about the product used:
  • new available version,
  • new downloads
  • date of training sessions,
  • WINDEV Tour, ...
This page also allows you to directly access the forums or the latest FAQs.

Creating a project

The home window allows you to quickly create a project for a specific platform. To do so:
  1. Open the home window.
  2. Click on "Create a project" at the top of window.
    The list of different types of projects is displayed for the specified product. You can:
    • Click the requested type of project. In this case, the wizard for creating the requested type of project is started.
    • Click "Create a project" again. In this case, the full creation wizard (with choice of project type) is started.
The home page allows you to quickly create a project for a specific platform. To do so:
  1. Display the home page.
  2. Click "Create a project".
    The list of different types of projects is displayed for the specified product. You can:
    • Click the requested type of project. In this case, the wizard for creating the requested type of project is started.
    • Click "Create a project" again. In this case, the full creation wizard (with choice of project type) is started.

Opening a project

The home window is used to quickly open a project. To do so:
  1. Open the home window.
  2. Click the "Open a project" button found at the top of window.
  3. The list of pinned projects and projects opened beforehand is displayed.
  4. You can:
    • open one of the projects found in the list. All you have to do is click the corresponding link.
    • open a project found on disk. All you have to do is click the "Open a project" button or click the "Open a project from disk" button, then select the requested project file (WDP, WWP or WPP).open a project found on disk. All you have to do is click the "Open a project" button or click the "Open from disk" button, then select the requested project file (WDP, WWP or WPP).open a project found on disk. All you have to do is click the "Open a project" button again or click the "Disk" button, then select the requested project file (WDP, WWP or WPP).
    • open a project found in the SCM (Source Code Manager). All you have to do is click the "Open a project from SCM" button and specify (if necessary) the database location and the project to open. open a project found in the SCM (Source Code Manager). All you have to do is click the "Open from SCM" button and specify (if necessary) the database location and the project to open. open a project found in the SCM (Source Code Manager). All you have to do is click the "SCM" button and specify (if necessary) the database location and the project to open.
    • Versions 22 and later
      open a project from GDS Drive. All you have to do is click the "SCM Drive" button and indicate the identification details to SCM Drive: email, password and team. Connect to PCSCloud for more details.
      New in version 22
      open a project from GDS Drive. All you have to do is click the "SCM Drive" button and indicate the identification details to SCM Drive: email, password and team. Connect to PCSCloud for more details.
      open a project from GDS Drive. All you have to do is click the "SCM Drive" button and indicate the identification details to SCM Drive: email, password and team. Connect to PCSCloud for more details.
    • Versions 19 and later
      open a project from the CLOUD. All you have to do is click the "Open a project from the CLOUD" button, then specify the name of the cloud platform used and the project to open. This option is available from version 190056.
      New in version 19
      open a project from the CLOUD. All you have to do is click the "Open a project from the CLOUD" button, then specify the name of the cloud platform used and the project to open. This option is available from version 190056.
      open a project from the CLOUD. All you have to do is click the "Open a project from the CLOUD" button, then specify the name of the cloud platform used and the project to open. This option is available from version 190056.
      open a project from the CLOUD. All you have to do is click the "Open from the CLOUD" button, then specify the name of cloud platform used and the project to open.
      open a project from the CLOUD. All you have to do is click the "PCSCloud" button, then specify the name of the cloud platform used and the project to open. Connect to PCSCloud for more details.
Notes:
  • By default, the home window is displayed whenever the product is started. The option "Don't display this window anymore and re-open the last project automatically" avoids displaying this window and opens the last project used. The home window can be opened at any time via the menu.
  • Versions 20 and later
    The search area allows you to type the name of the project to find among the pinned projects and the recent projects.
    New in version 20
    The search area allows you to type the name of the project to find among the pinned projects and the recent projects.
    The search area allows you to type the name of the project to find among the pinned projects and the recent projects.
The home page allows you to quickly open a project. To do so:
  1. Display the home page.
  2. Click "Open a project".
  3. The list of pinned projects and projects opened beforehand is displayed.
  4. You can:
    • open one of the projects found in the list. All you have to do is click the corresponding link.
    • open a project found on disk. All you have to do is click the "Open a project" button again or click the "Disk" button, then select the requested project file (WDP, WWP or WPP).
    • open a project found in the SCM (Source Code Manager). All you have to do is click the "SCM" button and specify (if necessary) the database location and the project to open.
    • open a project from GDS Drive. All you have to do is click the "SCM Drive" button and indicate the identification details to SCM Drive: email, password and team. Connect to PCSCloud for more details.
    • open a project from the CLOUD. All you have to do is click the "PCSCloud" button, then specify the name of the cloud platform used and the project to open. Connect to PCSCloud for more details.
Note: The search area allows you to type the name of the project to find among the pinned projects and the recent projects.

Opening an example

The home window is used to quickly open an example installed with the product used. To do so:
  1. Open the home window.
  2. Click the "Open an example" button found at the top of the window.
  3. The list of examples is displayed. These examples are grouped by category:
    • Complete examples,
    • Training examples,
    • Versions 21 and later
      Unit examples,
      New in version 21
      Unit examples,
      Unit examples,
    • Versions 21 and later
      Components.
      New in version 21
      Components.
      Components.
  4. You can:
    • find an example by typing a keyword in the "Search" control. The list of examples is automatically refreshed with the examples that use this keyword in their name or in their description.
    • open one of the examples found in the list. All you have to do is click the corresponding link.
Versions 23 and later
Note: When opening an example:
  • If the example is not installed on the computer, the example is automatically downloaded (from a PC SOFT server) and opened.
  • If the example is installed on the computer, a copy is automatically performed in the directory:
    • "My projects\My examples" for WINDEV.
    • "My Mobile projects\My examples" for WINDEV Mobile.
    • "My sites\My examples" for WEBDEV.
    The opened example corresponds to the copy. This allows you to work or to perform modifications on this copy. Therefore, the initial example is stored. Whenever the example is opened (via the "Open an example" button), you have the ability to work on the modified example or to use the initial example.
New in version 23
Note: When opening an example:
  • If the example is not installed on the computer, the example is automatically downloaded (from a PC SOFT server) and opened.
  • If the example is installed on the computer, a copy is automatically performed in the directory:
    • "My projects\My examples" for WINDEV.
    • "My Mobile projects\My examples" for WINDEV Mobile.
    • "My sites\My examples" for WEBDEV.
    The opened example corresponds to the copy. This allows you to work or to perform modifications on this copy. Therefore, the initial example is stored. Whenever the example is opened (via the "Open an example" button), you have the ability to work on the modified example or to use the initial example.
Note: When opening an example:
  • If the example is not installed on the computer, the example is automatically downloaded (from a PC SOFT server) and opened.
  • If the example is installed on the computer, a copy is automatically performed in the directory:
    • "My projects\My examples" for WINDEV.
    • "My Mobile projects\My examples" for WINDEV Mobile.
    • "My sites\My examples" for WEBDEV.
    The opened example corresponds to the copy. This allows you to work or to perform modifications on this copy. Therefore, the initial example is stored. Whenever the example is opened (via the "Open an example" button), you have the ability to work on the modified example or to use the initial example.
Note: The examples can also be accessed via the "Wizards, Examples and components" pane.
The home page allows you to quickly open an example installed with the product used. To do so:
  1. Display the home page.
  2. Click "Open an example".
  3. The list of examples is displayed. These examples are grouped by category:
    • Complete examples,
    • Training examples,
    • Unit examples,
    • Components.
  4. You can:
    • search for an example, by entering a keyword in the search control (identified by a magnifying glass). The list of examples is automatically refreshed with the examples that use this keyword in their name or in their description.
      Versions 24 and later
      A small icon allows you to quickly identify the execution platform of the example.
      New in version 24
      A small icon allows you to quickly identify the execution platform of the example.
      A small icon allows you to quickly identify the execution platform of the example.
    • Versions 24 and later
      filter the examples by platform, using the different icons next to the search area.
      New in version 24
      filter the examples by platform, using the different icons next to the search area.
      filter the examples by platform, using the different icons next to the search area.
    • open one of the examples found in the list. Simply click on the name of the example.
Note: When opening an example:
  • If the example is not installed on the computer, the example is automatically downloaded (from a PC SOFT server) and opened.
  • If the example is installed on the computer, a copy is automatically performed in the directory:
    • "My projects\My examples" for WINDEV.
    • "My Mobile projects\My examples" for WINDEV Mobile.
    • "My sites\My examples" for WEBDEV.
    The opened example corresponds to the copy. This allows you to work or to perform modifications on this copy. Therefore, the initial example is stored. Whenever the example is opened (via the "Open an example" button), you have the ability to work on the modified example or to use the initial example.

Opening an example found in the tutorial

WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile are supplied with a tutorial. This tutorial includes a support (printed manual or PDF file) and exercises. The home window allows you to quickly open the PDF file corresponding to the tutorial support as well as the associated exercises. To do so:
  1. Open the home window.
  2. Click the "Tutorial" button found at the top of window.
  3. You can:
    • Open the PDF file of the lesson via the link displayed at the top of window.
    • Open one of the exercises displayed in the list. These examples are listed in their appearance order in the lesson. To open the requested project, all you have to do is click the corresponding link.
Versions 23 and later
Notes:
  • If the tutorial is not installed, the tutorial examples can be downloaded from the PC SOFT server.
  • When opening a tutorial exercise, a copy is automatically performed in the directory:
    • "My projects\My examples" for WINDEV.
    • "My Mobile projects\My examples" for WINDEV Mobile.
    • "My sites\My examples" for WEBDEV.
    The opened project corresponds to the copy. This allows you to work or to perform modifications on this copy. Therefore, the initial project is stored. Whenever the exercise is opened (via the "Tutorial" button), you have the ability to work on the modified exercise or to use the initial exercise.
New in version 23
Notes:
  • If the tutorial is not installed, the tutorial examples can be downloaded from the PC SOFT server.
  • When opening a tutorial exercise, a copy is automatically performed in the directory:
    • "My projects\My examples" for WINDEV.
    • "My Mobile projects\My examples" for WINDEV Mobile.
    • "My sites\My examples" for WEBDEV.
    The opened project corresponds to the copy. This allows you to work or to perform modifications on this copy. Therefore, the initial project is stored. Whenever the exercise is opened (via the "Tutorial" button), you have the ability to work on the modified exercise or to use the initial exercise.
Notes:
  • If the tutorial is not installed, the tutorial examples can be downloaded from the PC SOFT server.
  • When opening a tutorial exercise, a copy is automatically performed in the directory:
    • "My projects\My examples" for WINDEV.
    • "My Mobile projects\My examples" for WINDEV Mobile.
    • "My sites\My examples" for WEBDEV.
    The opened project corresponds to the copy. This allows you to work or to perform modifications on this copy. Therefore, the initial project is stored. Whenever the exercise is opened (via the "Tutorial" button), you have the ability to work on the modified exercise or to use the initial exercise.
WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile are supplied with a tutorial. This tutorial includes paper and online documentation as well as exercises. The home page allows you to quickly open the e-lesson corresponding to the tutorial support, as well as the associated exercises. To do so:
  1. Display the home page.
  2. Click the "Tutorial" button.
  3. You can:
    • See the lesson e-version via the link displayed at the top.
    • Open one of the exercises displayed in the list. These examples are listed in their appearance order in the lesson. To open the requested project, all you have to do is click the corresponding link.
Notes:
  • If the tutorial is not installed, the tutorial examples can be downloaded from the PC SOFT server.
  • When opening a tutorial exercise, a copy is automatically performed in the directory:
    • "My projects\My examples" for WINDEV.
    • "My Mobile projects\My examples" for WINDEV Mobile.
    • "My sites\My examples" for WEBDEV.
    The opened project corresponds to the copy. This allows you to work or to perform modifications on this copy. Therefore, the initial project is stored. Whenever the exercise is opened (via the "Tutorial" button), you have the ability to work on the modified exercise or to use the initial exercise.
Minimum required version
  • Version 18
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