Source Code Viewer Toolbar

The toolbar buttons in the Source Code viewer enable you to edit, view and interact with the code contained in the Source Code viewer. The function of each button, from left  to right, is described below:

The Toolbar:

SourceTool

Topics:

Topic

Detail

See also

Toolbar Options

  • Structure Tree - shows or hides the element hierarchy panel (the left panel of the Source Code viewer)
  • Line Numbers - shows or hides the line numbers against the lines of code
  • Source Code Engineering Properties - displays the Source Code Engineering page of the Options dialog, from which you can configure display and behavior options for source code engineering
  • Editor Functions - provides quick access to the following functions:
  • Open Corresponding File - opens the header or implementation file associated with the currently-open file
  • Go to Matching Brace - for a selected opening or closing brace, highlights the corresponding closing or opening brace in the pair
  • Go to Line - displays a small dialog on which you select the number of the line to highlight; click on the OK button to move the cursor to that line
  • Cursor History Previous - the Source Code viewer keeps a history of the previous 50 cursor positions, creating a record when the cursor is moved either more than 10 lines away from its previous position, or in a find-and-replace operation; the menu option moves the cursor to the position in the immediately-previous cursor history record
  • Cursor History Next - moves the cursor to the position in the immediately-following cursor history record
  • Record Macro - record the subsequent keystrokes to be saved as a macro
  • Stop Recording and Save Macro - stop recording the keystrokes and specify a name for the macro, on the Save Macro dialog
  • Play Macro - execute the macro to repeat the saved keystrokes, if necessary selecting the macro from the Open Macro dialog
  • Toggle Line Comment - comments out (//) or re-establishes the code for each full line in which text is highlighted
  • Toggle Stream Comment - inserts a stream comment (/* */) at the cursor position or comments out the highlighted characters and lines, or re-establishes the commented text as code
  • Toggle Whitespace Characters - shows or hides the spacing characters: --> (tab space) and . (character space)
  • Toggle EOL Characters - shows or hides the end-of-line characters: CR (carriage return) and LF (line feed)
  • Save Source and Resynchronize Class - saves the source code and resynchronizes the Class
  • Code Templates - accesses the Code Templates Editor
  • Find in Project Browser - for a selected line of code, highlights the appropriate structure in the Project Browser; if there is more than one possibility the Possible Matches dialog displays, listing the occurrences of the appropriate structure from which you can select the required one
  • Search in Files - searches for the selected object name in associated files and displays the results of the search on the File Search window
  • Search in Model - searches for the selected text  throughout the model, and displays the results of the search on the Model Search window.
  • Go to Declaration - locates the declaration of a symbol in the source code
  • Go to Definition - locates the definition of a symbol in the source code (applicable to languages where symbols are declared and defined in separate files e.g. C++, Delphi)
  • Autocomplete List - displays the autocompletion list of possible values; double-click on a value to select it
  • Parameter Information - when the cursor is between the parentheses of an operation's parameter list, displays the operation's signature, highlighting the current parameter
  • Find Current Class in Project Browser - displays the name of the currently-selected Class in the code, and highlights that name in the Project Browser; if there is more than one possibility the Possible Matches dialog displays, listing the occurrences of the Class from which you can select the required one
  • Find Member - displays the name of the currently-selected attribute or method in the code, and highlights that name in the Project Browser; if there is more than one possibility the Possible Matches dialog displays, listing the occurrences of the feature from which you can select the required one

Source Code Engineering

Code Templates Editor

Find in Files

Model Search

Notes:

  • The Record Macro function disables Intellisense while the macro is being recorded
  • You can assign key strokes to execute the macro, instead of using the toolbar drop-down and Open Macro dialog

 

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