3.18 and below:
The best way to do this would be to create a folder somewhere where you want your project to be (this will be the top level directory for your project), then open
New, then choose the
From existing project on this computer option, browse for the folder you just created, select it, and press the
Continue button (please note that if you enter the folder you wish to select in the file chooser this will not work, so instead of navigating inside the folder, go to the folder on the level just above it (which contains the folder you want) and make sure that the folder you want to use is selected, then press
Continue, don't just go into the folder which you want to use, that won't work).
So just to clarify, if I wanted to use the
BigFatPanda folder here, instead of going into it I would go into the folder containing it, select it from the list so that it is highlighted and then press
After doing so you will see that
gnome-builder opens that folder into its IDE view and allows the creation and editing of new files and folders within it.
3.20 and above:
Starting from gnome-builder version 3.20 the user can now press
New and then choose the
From a project template option which will take them through the steps of creating a new project, choosing its location, it's name and language.
Another method is to either download a project which has a
configure.ac file using
apt-get source into a location such as your home folder, or to simply create a new folder and then do the following:
For if a folder contains a
configure.ac file within it, it will be shown and may be selected from the
Recent Projects or
Other Projects section on the `gnome-builder startup screen.