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One rather hidden feature is that you can view, edit and compare Project Items that you've copied in the Real Studio IDE by simply bringing the Drop Pad window to front, then pasting the clipboard (Edit -> Paste).
There are to ways to compare projects:
You can find a string in all projects on your disk (or inside a folder) by choosing from the menu: File -> Find On Disk..., or by dropping the folder to search onto the Search Multiple Projects in the Drop Pad window. You will then be asked to enter the search terms.
Any matching files will be listed in a new window. To view the searched text, simply double click the file in the window. To view the file in the Finder (or Explorer on Windows) instead, hold down the Option (Alt) key while double clicking the list item. You can also right-click on the found items to choose how to view them.
Consider right-clicking on the project items in the list. There are several operations available depending on context:
You can modify values of Properties that are shown when a Project Item of kinds such as "Project", "Window" or "Control Instance" are selected. Simply click into the value's cell to edit it (you may have to select the property first).
Some properties contain binary data which can't be edited. Double clicking will show a hex viewer for the data, though.
A Control consists always of two parts: The behaviors and one or more instances:
If the control is a control array, there will be several instances listed, with their respective index numbers. If it's not a control array, then there will be just one instance, named "-", listed.