4.3.2 Using the Add Existing Files and Add New File dialogs (Component window)

How to add a file using the Component window context menu.


  1. Select the Components, Protocols, or Files tab in the Component window. To add a file at the top level of the file list, select the top entry. To add a file to an existing repository in the file list, select the repository.
  2. Right-click in the Component window and select Add or Add New from the context menu.
    Option Description
    Add In the Add Existing Files dialog, go to the file and select it.
    Add New In the Add New File dialog, go to the directory to contain the file and enter the name.
    Save time with the Recently selected files drop-down list. To remove a file, mouse over it and press Delete, or right-click and select Remove from list from the context menu.
  3. Click Open to add the file and close the dialog.


Library files, those with .lib or .a extensions, need build actions and a platform.
Related reference
4.11 File/Path Properties dialog
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