Retrieving a project from a configuration file
If you have already designed a project and want to retrieve it, or if you want to open a project created by someone else (such as the examples of the libraries which are shipped with EiffelStudio), you can either directly select it from the list of last opened projects or use the Add Project button to open the configuration file.
This dialog also allows you to select which target to compile. A target may be selected from the drop down list by clicking the black triangle. You can also specify your own location where the project will be compiled. The action describes what should be done and the optional clean removes the compiled files of a previous compilation before doing the action.
Reset user settings removes all stored custom information about the project (but not the configuration of the project itself). For example last used target, locations where this project has been compiled, arguments and working directory.