OE Dev Studio – Cannot edit or delete functions

OpenEdge Dev Studio

In OpenEdge Dev Studio you may find some Projects are set with Appbuilder settings which means that the meta code can be set to stop accidental editing of the code. This stop developers mucking up any UIB windows settings.

This however also applies to other code types (.w, .p. cls and more) and so code between the &ANALYZE-SUSPEND  and &ANALYZE-RESUME tags will not be editable. 

This stops me doing a simple “Select All” with cut & delete options not working.  It also prevents quick manual changes to any function definitions.

Enable Editing in OpenEdge Dev Studio

The setting to toggle this is hidden away in :

Windows/Preferences/Progress OpenEdge/Appbuilder/Editor:

[] Make AppBuilder generate code read-only.

Switch this bad boy off and bingo – you can edit your file like a grown-up.  Have your files source controlled!

Dave Walker
Dave Walker is a middle aged programmer living in North Yorkshire, who loves music and used to enjoy constantly restarting fitness regimes with a bit of football, cycling, swimming & jogging. Now I just eat biscuits.

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