Re-visiting shiny app dev after a break and noticed that the new version of RStudio on Windows 10 creates app.r instead of ui.r and server.r like before when using New Project - New Directory - Shiny Web Application. Is there a way to default the behavior to the creation of the split files instead of the integrated app.r? Thanks in advance!
This currently isn’t possible – my understanding is that the Shiny team wants to steer users towards using
app.R rather than the
ui.R pair, so we made this change with that in mind.
That said, we could certainly consider providing an option to control what kind of project is created. You can also try using
File -> New File -> Shiny Web App..., wherein you can choose the form of Shiny application created.
Thank you for the clarification, I appreciate it, It is probably a nice-to-have feature for some shops, but not super critical of course. Keep up the great work you folks have been doing! Thanks.
No problem! And I can definitely understand how frustrating it can be when tools change in a way that breaks a pre-existing workflow, so we definitely don’t make these kinds of changes (even these small ones) light-heartedly.