15.2.1. Changing the status of controlled files

Opening a file that is under version control, activates the Source control button on the Editing toolbar. This button shows the read/write status of the current file:

Locked

Indicates that the file is locked.

A file marked in this way cannot be edited without changing the status.

Read-Write

Indicates that the file is editable.

A file marked in this way can be edited without changing the status.

Read-only

Indicates that the file is read-only.

A file marked in this way cannot be edited without changing the status.

If a file is read-only in the File Editor pane, and you try to edit, RealView Debugger displays a prompt, where you can choose to change the file status so that editing can take place.

Click Yes to change the file status so that it can be edited. This changes the icon displayed on the Source control button. You can also change the status of the file by clicking on the Source control drop-down arrow to display the Source control menu.

Source control buttons, and associated menu options, are also available from standalone editors, and are used in the same way.

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