The discussion title pretty much says it all; how can you remove/edit the list of recent projects that show on the DxDesigner "start page"?
In the current release only by editing the DxDesigner.xml file. In the next release you will be able to do it from the context menu in the UI.
Any idea, calendar-wise, when we might see that release?
So now its 2014, version 9.5
Still cannot figure out how to remove projects from the "recent" startup screen.
Still the same answer as Robert gave back when I posted this question: edit the .xml file. I guess when he said "next release", he meant next MAJOR release, not incremental. I think they are calling the next major release version VX?
Robert, can you let us know if they have added a way to remove a project without editing the XML file?
I'd still be interested to hear when that release will occur.
Released planned for July 2014 see link: http://supportnet.mentor.com/news/bsd_planned_releases.cfm
You are correct, when I said next release this refers to the next major release (VX.x) not the patches to existing releases, PADS 9.5/EE 7.9.4/5. For now you must edit the DxDesigner.xml in your writeable WDIR folder.
This is how we do it in (7.9.5) -
You need to edit the DxDesigner.xml file in your local WDIR directory (eg D:\WDIR\DxDesigner.xml)
In the DxDesigner.xml file look for the line that reads: “<key name="MRU_PORJECTS">”
In the following section of the file, Find and then Delete the line with the design you want to remove.
Save the file and re-start DxDesigner.
Example extract from a DxDsigner.xml file showing two projects - delete the complete line of the project you don't want
Hope this helps
Grave digging this...
In the XML, i can see now like 10 projects under "MRU_PROJECTS", but on welcome screen (Start page), i see only 6.
If i right-click and Remove a project from the welcome screen, it fetches next project from XML and still shows 6. This took a while me to realize what was going on. And it is level-annoyance.
Could this feature be revisited to either show all the projects in welcome screen, not just 6. Or reduce the number of entries in "MRU_PROJECTS" to this 6?
(Using PADS VX2.1, and nice to see that this is now a UI feature)
It remains on our to do list.
In another document Mentors wrote that the list of "recent" project can be controlled by change of values of MRU_SIZE but it does not work either!
See the comment by Kimmo above. It is a known issue and still on our to do list. But now if you remove one from the Start Page (RMB - Remove) the next available will appear.
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