getSelectedFiles - can there be multiple files selected at a time?


Why does FileEditorManager.getSelectedFiles method returns an array, not a single VirtualFile? Can there be many selected files in an editor? How to select multiple files in the editor?

I understand that the selected files are the files for which the tab is currently open and active (only one seems to be always active, hence my question).

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As its Javadoc states, it returns all the files opened in split editors. See example:

FileEditorManager.getSelectedFiles() will return both SimpleFileType and SimpleIcons files.


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