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The Project Bar

The Project Bar shows an overview of everything in your project. See Project Structure for a summary of the different elements that make up a project, or the manual section on Project Primitives for more detail.

The project name appears with an asterisk by it (e.g. Space Blaster[*]) if it has unsaved changes.

Organising projects

The Project Bar can be used to arrange your project in to subfolders (licensed edition only). Subfolders can be added by right-clicking a folder and selecting Add subfolder. Then, you can drag and drop folders and items to organise them in to folders.

Managing the project

Right-click any item in the Project Bar to show a list of options. Most items can be renamed and deleted. Right-clicking a folder also has the option to add a new item to that folder, such as a new layout or event sheet. Objects are more commonly added in the Layout View, but you can still add them from the Project Bar too.

Right-click the name of the project at the top to close, export or open the project's folder in Windows Explorer.

Deleting objects

Deleting from the Layout View will not remove an object from the project completely. The only way to fully remove an entire object type from the project is to delete it from the Project Bar.

Importing audio

Right-click either the Sound or Music folders and select Import to open the Import Audio dialog. This allows you to pick audio files from your computer and import them to the project. Construct 2 will convert them to the necessary formats to support all browsers. To play back audio, make sure you add the Audio object to the project.

Importing files

You can import additional external files to the project. For more information, see Project Files.

Construct 2 Manual 2020-06-08