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Browser to Open Files
on the Microsoft® Windows® and on the Mac OS® X platform you will get the system
file browser instead of the browser described on this page!
This file browser can be used to locate a
file which shall be loaded and visualized in uDraw(Graph).
Graph files are generated by the user or an application program,
These files should have the suffix ".udg".
They contain a
with the structure of a graph, but without layout information and
On the other side, a status file is always saved by uDraw(Graph) itself
and should have the suffix ".status".
A status contains the graph, the layout information with the position
of graph nodes and edges and most of the current user interface settings.
The format of the status file is not documented, because it is changed
with each version of uDraw(Graph), but old status files can always be
loaded in an automatic backward compatibility mode.
The file browser has two views, one for the directories and one for
the files in the current directory.
The current directory is the one shown in the "Selection" field.
To navigate through the directories, double-click on the elements
in the directory view.
By clicking on "..", you move back to the parent directory.
To choose a file, either select it in the file view and press the
"Open" button or simply double-click it.
The browser beeps when you try to access a file or directory for
which you do not have permissions, or when the specified file does
Dialog Elements of the File Browser
Shows the filter expression currently applied to the file view.
The filter can be selected either with the "Types" option button or
by manually typing wildcards or regular (shell) expressions here.
A list to show the directories inside the current directory
(which is displayed in the "Selection" field). Double-click
on the list elements to navigate through the directories.
".." moves to the parent directory.
A list to show the files inside the current directory
(which is displayed in the "Selection" field).
Select one of the list elements and press the "Open" button to
load a particular uDraw(Graph) graph or status file.
You can accelerate this by double-clicking a file.
Used to go back to a previously visited directory or to the
home directory of the user.
Used to reduce the number of elements in the Files view.
You can choose to see all files (default), only the graph
files or only the status files.
Select this check button to see hidden files and directories.
This text entry field shows the current selection which is modified
when you browse through the directories. The browser usually suggests
an appropriate initial selection. You can also edit the "Selection"
field by hand: if the entered selection is a directory, the browser
will move to that directory, otherwise the specified file is opened
Push button to load the file specified in the "Selection" field.
The file must exist to proceed with the load operation, otherwise
the browser beeps.
Push button to close the file browser without performing any action.
Push button to start the
online help system
with this page.