Add Scratch Editor as Menu and Toolbar entry in the PDSOE

The Consultingwerk Scratch Editor provides a quick and simple way to create new procedure for ad-hoc routines. The Scratch Editor will open an empty procedure file (called Untitled{n}.p) and opens this file in an Eclipse Editor of Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge. The new procedure file will be created in the currently selected project root folder and can be executed using the “Run” button in the Progress Developer Studio Toolbar.


Using the OpenEdge Customization Editor (select OpenEdge -> Tools -> Customization Editor) from the OpenEdge main menu:

Then create a new Menu / Toolbar Entry like shown above with the following settings:

NameScratch Editor
Program nameConsultingwerk/Studio/ScratchEditor/scratcheditor.p
Configuration<leave empty>
Send file name of the current selectionunchecked
Action appearanceShow on menu and toolbar
Run persistentnot checked


To activate the changes in PDSOE it is nessesary to refresh the customization options by pressing the button "Refresh Customization Options" on the top right of the Customization Editor.

A restart of Progress Developer Studio for OpenEdge may be required.