View/Open Python files directly in ArcCatalog

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05-18-2016 11:18 AM
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ChrisBlinn1
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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.
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BruceHarold
You can customize the Catalog window to see .py files, see the File Types under Customize/ArcCatalog Options menu.  Do this in ArcCatalog and ArcMap will see them too.
KariannBuckvold
In the Python window in ArcMap, you can right-click/Load.. your script into the Python window.

And thanks for the tip, bruce_harold!