Reloading Documents

by Jon (Updated on 2015-10-13)

Why is reloading required?

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

When can this happen? For example, suppose that you've added a new Group and want to add an Actor Type to this new group. You'll notice that the Group doesn't show up in the dropdown.

Here are a few other cases where this can happen...

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

Generally speaking, reload a document if in doubt.

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.

Alternatively, you can do this from the menu via File > Reload Document.

The Future

We understand that reloading is inconvenient. Down the road, we strive to eliminate the need to reload documents.

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