A perspective is a task-oriented arrangement of the workbench window.

For example, if you're debugging, you can use the preconfigured Debug perspective, which sets up the IDE to show all the tools related to debugging. If you want to work with the elements and tools related to profiling, open the QNX Application Profiler perspective.

Perspectives govern which views appear on your workbench. For example, when you're in the Debug perspective, the following main views are available (in the default configuration):

Customizing a perspective

You can customize a perspective by adding or removing elements. For example, if you want to have certain profiling tools available whenever you're debugging, you can add those elements to the Debug perspective.

Perspectives generally consist of these components:

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