Navigating a Project
In the main menubar you always see the filename of the document you’re currently working on, ie. the "Active Document".
Active Document Menu
Clicking on the active document opens its menu. At the bottom of the menu you see the VL version the document was last saved with. If there is a little green or red icon before the document name, this means that the document has been saved with a version different to the one currently running.
A little green symbol next to the document’s name is a hint that the document was upgraded to the currently running version, which is usually just fine. Still this hint is given so you know that if you save the document in this version it may have troubles being loaded in an older version.
A red symbol is a warning that the document was last saved with a newer version and therefore things may not look/work as expected. In that case consider running a newer version of VL to open this document.
A document can reference two different types of dependencies:
Navigate to Nugets to see a list of all available nugets. Each nuget is a collection of documents (.vl, .dll,..) that provide nodes for a document. A version in brackets next to a nuget means that the currently loaded version of the nuget is different to the version that was originally referenced. > meaning the referenced version being smaller, < meaning the referenced version being bigger than the currently loaded version.
In the "Other" section you find all nugets that are not relevant for VL in that they don’t expose nodes. Selecting them does not do anything to your document for now.
In addition to nugets you can also reference individual files of the following types:
Choose "Add Existing…" to select a file via the file browser. All nodes that are exposed by those files will be available in your active document via the nodebrowser.
Only if you check a dependency as "Forward" it will also be seen by documents that only include their parent document.