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What means if my folders have a square (and a cross inside of it) in the explorer? [message #504029] Wed, 16 December 2009 15:57 Go to next message
tirengarfio  is currently offline tirengarfio Friend
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Hi,

what means if my folders have a square(not a red one but a yellow/orange one) and a cross inside of them in the explorer?

Bye

Javi

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Re: What means if my folders have a square (and a cross inside of it) in the explorer? [message #504041 is a reply to message #504029] Wed, 16 December 2009 21:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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tirengarfio wrote:
> Hi,
>
> what means if my folders have a square (and a cross inside of it) in the
> explorer?
>
> Bye
> Javi
>
>
In the Package Explorer view?

And, you mean a black square with a white asterisk inside?

This signifies that a) your folder (and most likely its contents) are
under source code control and b) either the folder or one of its
children has been modified (is different from the version in the
repository).

You can detect the divergent file by opening the folder and looking for
another icon carrying the same black flag with white asterisk. Any time
a dependent file is different from its repository copy, all the folders
that subsume it (are hierarchically superior to it) will carry the same
black flag on their icon.

You can right-click on the file or folder, choose Team, then Commit,
Update, Revert, etc.

Hope this helps,

Russ
Re: What means if my folders have a square (and a cross inside of it) in the explorer? [message #504104 is a reply to message #504041] Thu, 17 December 2009 09:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tirengarfio  is currently offline tirengarfio Friend
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Thank Russ, but im talking about a folder icon with a square and a cross (a square divided in four little squares).

Javi
Re: What means if my folders have a square (and a cross inside of it) in the explorer? [message #504181 is a reply to message #504104] Thu, 17 December 2009 15:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric RizzoFriend
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On 12/17/09 4:33 AM, tirengarfio wrote:
> Thank Russ, but im talking about a folder icon with a square and a cross
> (a square divided in four little squares).

It would help if you could post a link to a screen shot of the icon
you're talking about, but it sounds like you're talking about the
Package indicator, meaning the folder is part of a Java source
directory, containing Java package(s). It can be seen in the first image
of this page:
http://www.eclipse.org/articles/Article-Decorators/decorator s.html (on
the com.ibm.DecoratorDemo package in the image)

You can find definitions of many of the icons and decorators by going to
the Eclipse help (online at http://help.eclipse.org/) and doing a search
for "icons"


Hope this helps,
Eric
Re: What means if my folders have a square (and a cross inside of it) in the explorer? [message #504214 is a reply to message #504104] Thu, 17 December 2009 17:09 Go to previous message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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tirengarfio wrote:
> Thank Russ, but im talking about a folder icon with a square and a cross
> (a square divided in four little squares).
>
> Javi
As Eric notes, you're probably talking about a "package". This is a
folder (in the filesystem) that specifically represents a Java package
path AND, I believe, is only thus marked in Eclipse source directories.

Whether a subdirectory supplies recognized source code to an Eclipse
project is governed by the Source tab in the Java Build Paths dialog.

Not all folders in the file system of a project are source folders.

For more information see what Eric advised. You can also read about icon
modifications at

http://www.windofkeltia.com/notes/eclipse.html#icons

Hope this helps a little more.

Russ
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