Viewing Project Files

After opening a project in Central, you can view files associated with a project.

Permission Required?

No special permission is required for this activity. All authors who are associated with the project are allowed.

Viewing Files Page

After you open a project in Central, you can click the Files option at the top. This lets you see all files in your project in a few different ways.

Select a file in the Files page to view it.

Switching Branches

If you are using branching, you can click the drop-down at the top of the page and switch from one branch to another. The files specific to that branch display accordingly on the page. A filter field at the top of the drop-down lets you limit the branches shown. See Branching.

In the Files page select a project branch to see specific files according to the branch.

Viewing Individual Files

The project files are shown on the left side of the page. You can expand or collapse the folders to locate a specific file.

Files area in the Files page displays a column of project files to select.

If you select a file, it opens as a preview in the editor to the right.

After selecting a file in the Files page it displays on the right side for viewing.

The file will not look exactly the way it does in the Flare project. Content files (e.g., topics and snippets) display in much the same way they do when viewing them in the editor on the Reviews page. Other files might only display the code.

Depending on the type of file you open, you can switch between Content, Code, and Commits views.

Here is the Content view:

Looking at a selected file with the content view.

Here is the Code view:

Looking at a selected file with the code view.

Here is the Commits view:

Looking at a selected commit with the commit view.

The Commits view lists all of the changes over time for the file, with the most recent commit at the top. For more details, see Viewing Project Commits.

You can click a row to focus on the code for the file. Buttons let you see the old and new versions in a Unified view or Split view.

When viewing a commit select either the unified or split mode.