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Inherits: VBoxContainer < BoxContainer < Container < Control < CanvasItem < Node < Object

Godot editor's dock for managing files in the project.


This class is available only in EditorPlugins and can't be instantiated. You can access it using EditorInterface.get_file_system_dock.

While FileSystemDock doesn't expose any methods for file manipulation, it can listen for various file-related signals.



add_resource_tooltip_plugin(plugin: EditorResourceTooltipPlugin)


navigate_to_path(path: String)


remove_resource_tooltip_plugin(plugin: EditorResourceTooltipPlugin)



Emitted when the user switches file display mode or split mode.

file_removed(file: String)

Emitted when the given file was removed.

files_moved(old_file: String, new_file: String)

Emitted when a file is moved from old_file path to new_file path.

folder_moved(old_folder: String, new_folder: String)

Emitted when a folder is moved from old_folder path to new_folder path.

folder_removed(folder: String)

Emitted when the given folder was removed.

inherit(file: String)

Emitted when a new scene is created that inherits the scene at file path.

instantiate(files: PackedStringArray)

Emitted when the given scenes are being instantiated in the editor.

resource_removed(resource: Resource)

Emitted when an external resource had its file removed.

Method Descriptions

void add_resource_tooltip_plugin(plugin: EditorResourceTooltipPlugin)

Registers a new EditorResourceTooltipPlugin.

void navigate_to_path(path: String)

Sets the given path as currently selected, ensuring that the selected file/directory is visible.

void remove_resource_tooltip_plugin(plugin: EditorResourceTooltipPlugin)

Removes an EditorResourceTooltipPlugin. Fails if the plugin wasn't previously added.

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