Project Explorer is an enhanced version of the standard Navigator.
The Project Explorer provides project-level folder access to some of the primary project artifacts: Java source, models, and profiles. These project-level folders are provided as a convenience for working with files that are located in folders in the WEB-INF
directory. This arrangement of folders lets you access the artifacts without your having to drill down in that directory. You can work with the files in these folders by navigating to them from the special project-level folders, or from the folders under WEB-INF
where the resources are actually located in the project file structure.
The Project Explorer view presents a tree-based directory hierarchy that displays all the objects that comprise the current project. The Project Explorer allows you to display the complete tree of an IBM® WebSphere® Portlet Factory project, specify a subset of the project components to display in that tree, and perform refactoring on selected elements in the tree. You can open an object, such as a model or profile set, by navigating to it and double-clicking on it. The object is displayed in an appropriate editor.
The Model Navigator view presents a subset of the Project Explorer to let you more easily access models and profile sets defined in your projects. Click Window
-> Show View
-> Model Navigator
to display the view.
In both views, you can expand the hierarchy and filter the display.
Do not use the Project Explorer or Model Navigator view to rename project artifacts (for example, models or profile sets). Because WebSphere Portlet Factory references some artifacts (such as profile sets) by ID rather than by name, renaming an artifact in either the Project Explorer or Model Navigator causes problems when a model is regenerated or run.
To rename a model or profile set, use the Refactor
Project Explorer is supported in Eclipse and Rational Application Developer. Link folders for models, profiles, and Java source are provided for earlier versions of Eclipse and Rational Application Developer to allow the user to quickly locate and navigate to these resources in the standard Navigator.
WebSphere Portlet Factory content is only displayed in WebSphere Portlet Factory projects.
Parent topic: The IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory interface
Refactoring from the Project Explorer