RubyMine 2018.1 Help

Viewing Definition

Quick Definition Lookup shows you where and how your project symbols (tags, classes, methods/functions, fields, etc) are defined.

Definitions are shown in the Documentation pop-up window or in the Documentation tool window.

ruby quickDefinitionLookup

For markup languages, RubyMine retrieves definitions of symbols from the specified DTD or schema. For details, see HTML and XML.

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To view the definition of a symbol at caret

  • Press Ctrl+Shift+I or choose View | Quick Definition.

To open the definition in the Documentation tool window

  • Move your mouse pointer within the tooltip and click pin in the upper-right corner.

To jump to the definition of the symbol

  • When in the hover mode, just click the link into which the symbols has turned.
  • To open the source code of the definition for editing and close the quick definition lookup window, click edit.png on the toolbar or press F4.
  • To open the definition without closing the quick definition lookup window, click showDetails or press Ctrl+Enter.

Toolbar of the quick definition lookup

Use the icons on the toolbar of the pop-up window to navigate to the source code of the definition and view its usages.

IconKeyboard shortcutAction
arrowBack.png arrowForward.png Shift+Alt+Left
Shift+Alt+Right
Navigate to the previous/next screen in the definition pop-up window after using hyperlinks in the definition.
editF4Open the source code of the definition for editing, and close the quick definition lookup window.
showDetailsCtrl+EnterOpen the source code of the definition, and preserve the quick definition lookup window opened.
Last modified: 17 May 2018

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