Atom Create New File in Project

This guide will show you how to create a new file in your project using Atom. This is extremely helpful when you want to create the file within the ide, rather than using file explorer. Doing this is quick and easy as you will see in the steps below.

  1. In you project, right click on the parent folder that you would like to place your new file in. Next select the New File menu option.
    Atom Right Click - New File
  2. Enter your new filename in the dialog. When you are finished, hit the enter key to create the file.
    Atom - New File Name Prompt
  3. Now that the file is saved you should see it in your project explorer window. If you would like to now edit the contents of the file, you can open it by double clicking.
    Atom - New File Created

As you can see it was easy to create a new file in your project using Atom. This is some basic functionality that should be available in all IDEs.

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