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After adding a new reference with JabRef, I need to close and restart TeXnicCenter before the entries in the literature database menu of TeXnicCenter get updated. Isn't there a button for refreshing the literature database, so I will see my changes right away?

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Have you asked this on the mailing list of TeXnicCenter? Could be a feature request. BTW: I do not know such an button in TeXnicCenter v2.0 Beta 1 ... –  Kurt Feb 20 '13 at 4:03
ok, I have posted also there –  user1234567890 Feb 20 '13 at 4:40
I must second Kurt. And: because it is a feature request, though you did not know, it must be closed here. –  Speravir Feb 20 '13 at 21:08
As others have noted, this is essentially a feature request. Nothing wrong with those, but they don't make good questions here, so I've closed. Do post back if this gets fixed in TeXnicCenter! –  Joseph Wright Feb 21 '13 at 6:44
@user25646: Could you add the link to your feature request on the TeXnicCenter site, please? –  Bloops Mar 12 '13 at 10:33
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Note that JabRef is only a BiBTeX database manager. On my machine, with an open project, clicking the "Save All" (Ctrl+Shift+S) in TeXnicCenter does a refresh of the project structure, including that of a Literature database update if the project has been processed under BiBTeX. In TeXstudio to refresh the drop-down list of references after updating your .bib, simply save the .tex you're working in (Ctrl+s).

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@user25646 Also you need to save the .bib file in JabRef and recompile in TeXnicCenter then the enrty will be available. –  percusse Feb 20 '13 at 22:38
@percuße: Saving of the .bib is a given, since it's done outside of TeXnicCenter. That's what I meant by "processed under BiBTeX: Either via TeXnicCenter itself (as part of the build process) or post-processing it manually. –  Werner Feb 20 '13 at 23:14
Yes indeed, but it took me a while to remember to save the document after compiling a few times. So it wasn't a comment on your answer's integrity :P but just to keep the warnings close to each other. I still can't make it work with BibLaTeX in a project though. –  percusse Feb 20 '13 at 23:22
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