Displaying Element Properties

The Properties command displays a dialog box showing the element's AccuRev properties:


Properties Overiew

Information displayed by this dialog box includes:

  • The path and file name of the element
  • The AccuRev element type
  • The AccuRev element ID
  • The AccuRev status of the element (for elements displayed in the File Browser only)
  • The version of the element being viewed and, in parentheses, its real version
  • The version of the element being viewed and its real version, expressed numerically (for elements displayed in the Version Browser only)
  • Source links. For text files, the Properties dialog box displays:

    • A link to the current element source
    • A link to the most recent version of the element in the backing stream

    Text files are displayed in the Web UI.

  • Render links. For binary elements, the Properties dialog box displays:

    • A link to the current element source
    • A link to the most recent version of the element in the backing stream (indicated by "Most Recent in <stream>")

    Binary files are displayed in the program associated with the file type by your operating system.

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mailto Link Buttons

Each of the links is prefaced with a mailto link button (). Clicking this button opens a new e-mail message using your system's default e-mail application. The body of the mail contains this version's AccuRev Web UI URL. Recipients can click the link, log into the Web UI, and view the same contents.

Note: The link to the current element source is permanent: it returns the same information no matter when it is used or what happens to the file later. See URL Permanence for more information.

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