New File Templates

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New File Templates

Post by jussij » Tue Jun 13, 2006 12:09 am

Zeus provides a mechanism for creating a new file based on a predefined template. The template file can contain any free formatted text and/or any number of Zeus macro tags.

For example assume the text bellow is saved to the example.txt file in the Zeus install directory:

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/******************************************************************
$CompanyName - $Copyright

Author: $UserName

Date: $Date

Time: $Time

PTCS Details: @format.new-line $NewLine
              @format.use-tabs $UseTabs
              @format.tab-size $TabSize
              @format.indent-size $IndentSize
*****************************************************************/
Next use the Options, Document Types menu to edit the default document type and add $zd\example.txt to the New File Template field found in the General panel.

Now selecting the File New menu will be produce the following text output:

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 /******************************************************************
 - 

Author: 

Date: 13/06/2006

Time: 09:44:11

PTCS Details: @format.new-line crlf
              @format.use-tabs false
              @format.tab-size 4
              @format.indent-size 0
*****************************************************************/
NOTE: The $CompanyName, $Copyright, $UserName macro tags get their information from Options, Editor Options menu, User Defines panel. In the example above they are not defined and hence the display above.

In the example above the template file was added to the default document type but it could just have easily been added to a specific document type.

The difference is when the template file is added to the Default Document Type then the template file will get run for all requests for a new file, where as if the file is added to a specific document type, the template is only run when a new file of that document type is requested.

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