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Allegro CL version 8.2
Unrevised from 8.1 to 8.2.
8.1 version


Arguments: pathname-or-namestring &key action

This function opens a project (identified by the arguments) for further development in the IDE. The project becomes the current project (as returned by current-project). This function returns the project that was opened, unless no project is opened for some reason (such as failure to specify an existing project definition file), in which case nil is returned. If the project is opened successfully, then the function current-project will continue to return the project until another opened project (or a new project) takes its place. (Therefore, if this function fails to open a project, the previously open project remains the current project.)

Projects are typically opened interactively by using the File | Open Project command (which calls this function), but it may be useful to call this function directly (for example) in the file, perhaps as part of code that conditionally decides which project to initially open in the IDE. ( is loaded during IDE startup. See About IDE startup in cgide.htm.)

When calling open-project programmatically, it's probably best to do so inside a call to eval-in-listener-thread as follows. This will ensure that the code runs in the IDE GUI process, just as when using the menu command, so that form windows and the project manager will get created in that process as usual. See eval-in-listener-thread for more information.

  '(ide.project:open-project "c:/path/project1.lpr")
  :listener :gui)

To simply run an existing project in the IDE without further developing it, or to load it before calling build-project, call load-project instead. There should be no need to call load-project and build-project specifically in the IDE GUI process.


pathname-or-namestring may be either a pathname or string naming a .lpr project definition file that was automatically created by saving a project in the IDE. It may alternately be nil, in which case the file-selection Common Dialog is invoked to prompt for the .lpr file to open.

action may be any one of the following values:

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Created 2010.1.21.

Allegro CL version 8.2
Unrevised from 8.1 to 8.2.
8.1 version