View/Open Python files directly in ArcCatalog

Idea created by chris.blinn on May 18, 2016
    • chris.blinn
    • burhansm
    Just as the title states, I think it would be a great value add to the Desktop core products if you could see python files in the contents window of ArcCatalog.  Not scripts in a toolbox, rather scripts just in a folder workspace.

    You could then open/edit them in the Python window that's already built into the software.

    If I have a python script or code snippet, I have to open the file in IDLE or another editor and copy/paste the script into the python window.  Unless I am missing something in the settings to see other files in the Contents window, having this functionality really just makes sense.