Adding linked resources

As an alternative to Filesystem drag-and-drop, you can link files and folders into a project. This method of linking resources lets you include files in your project, even if they need to reside in a specific place on your filesystem (because of a restrictive source control system, for example).
To add a linked resource to a project in the Project Explorer view:
  1. Right-click on a project, and then select either New > File or New > Folder . The New File or New Folder dialog appears.
  2. In the File Name or Folder Name field, type a new name for the file or folder.
  3. Click Advanced >>, and enable either the Link to file in the file system or Link to folder in the file system option.
  4. Type the full path to the file or folder, or click Browse… to select a specific file or folder.
  5. Click Variables… to define any path variables for use in the file or folder path.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Finish to link the file or folder into your project.

See Concepts > Workbench > Linked resources in the Workbench User Guide for more information about linked resources.

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