File Open

File Open — Open a file


Shows a dialog for file selection and opens the selected file(s).

The precise meaning of “opening” a file is application specific. In general this means reading the file and displaying its contents in some window which allows further operations on the loaded data.

Opening a file this way is equivalent to dragging it from some system dependent source window (usually the systems file browser) onto the desktop of the application. Directly selecting a file from the list of recently opened files in the menu is also performing the same operation.

If opening the file succeeds, its absolute path name is stored in the list of recently opened documents and remembered (if saving settings either manually or automatically at progam end).