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ecFlowUI offers many ways to view your suites, including options that mimic the deprecated ecflowview interface.

Customising the tree view

From the Preferences menu (Tools → Preferences), go to the Appearance section and then the Tree view tab to access the display options.

The option with the biggest impact on the view is Tree layout style.

The default, Standard, shows a classic tree view. It uses more vertical space, but less horizontal space. The option Compact displays the first child on the same row as its parent. This saves vertical space, but takes more room horizontally. In this view, double-click or use the middle mouse button to expand or collapse a tree node.

Standard layoutCompact layout

The next big decision is whether to display the node names inside our outside their status rectangle (option: Node rendering style). The above examples show the node names outside the boxes, the following screenshots show the names inside the status boxes:

Separate text and status rectangleText in status rectangle

In this mode, the text can be harder to read, depending on the colours chosen. These colours are completely configurable from the Status tab in the Preferences dialogue.

To help identify at a glance whether a node is a suite, family or task, there is an option to display the node type in the tree:


There are plenty of other options in the Appearance section, and also complete control over the fonts in the Fonts section - try them out and give ecFlowUI the look you want!