Reloading Documents

by Jon (Updated on 2014-01-28)

Why is reloading required?

Stencyl sometimes needs a little help knowing that something's changed if you keep multiple resources open at once.

This is particularly evident if you added say, a new Group and don't notice that new Group when assigning an Actor Type to it - you only see the old ones.

For example...

  • Adding/Removing Controls
  • Addding/Removing Groups
  • Adding/Removing most kinds of Resources


How to Reload

To reload a document, use the hotkey Ctrl-R (or Command-R on Mac). If prompted, click the button that says Reload Document.


The Future

We realize that reloading is a sub-optimal arranagement and more a necessary evil at this time. Down the road, we strive to eliminate the need to reload documents.

Disclaimer: All articles are geared towards Stencyl 3.0 and above. Use comments to provide feedback and point out issues with the article (typo, wrong info, etc.). If you're seeking help for your game, please ask a question on the forums. Thanks!


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