Join Joe Marini for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing an existing project, part of Up and Running with Aptana Studio 3.
Creating a new project from scratch in Aptana Studio is pretty simple as we've just seen. But you may have a collection of existing files and assets and such in a folder that you just want to import into Aptana Studio as an existing project. And that's pretty easy to do, and we'll see how to do it now. Now you might be tempted to run on up to the Project menu and start looking in, ah-ha! No, that's not where you do it. To import an existing folder into Aptana as a project, you go down here to the Project Explorer, and you click on Local Filesystem, and I happen to have an existing folder right here on my desktop called the Exercise Files for this course.
And you'll see if I expand this, there is a whole bunch of stuff in here, all these HTML files, a whole bunch of folders, and I want to import this guy as a project. So all I need to do is right-click, and down here there is an option called Promote to Project, I'll choose that. And you see I have the option to Select the folder, I can give it a name, it's going to use the default name of the folder, and I can choose what kind of Project Type it is. And you can see that Web is already selected because Aptana has figured out that this is a Web project.
So if I'm happy with these settings, and I am, all I need to do is click Finish, and you'll see that the Exercise Files folder has now been promoted to a project here in Aptana Studio. So I can collapse down the window back to where it was and browse my folder which is now a first-class citizen project here in Aptana Studio.
- Installing Aptana Studio on Windows and OS X
- Creating a new file from scratch or from a template
- Creating a new web project
- Importing an existing web project
- Editing code
- Viewing code changes with Quick Diff
- Keeping track of your to-do list with Tasks
- Adding new code snippets and templates with bundles
- Previewing projects
- Deploying your website to an FTP server