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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.

View the definition of a symbol at caret

  • Select a symbol and press Ctrl+Shift+I or choose View | Quick Definition.

Open the definition in the Documentation tool window

  • In the hover mode, move your mouse pointer within the tooltip and click Pin button in the upper-right corner.

Jump to the definition of the symbol

  • When in the hover mode, just click the link into which the symbol has turned.
  • To open the source code of the definition for editing and close the quick definition lookup window, click icons actions edit svg on the toolbar or press F4.
  • To open the definition without closing the quick definition lookup window, click View the definition source code 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
icons actions back svg icons actions forward svg Shift+Alt+Left
Shift+Alt+Right
Navigate to the previous/next screen in the definition pop-up window after using hyperlinks in the definition.
icons actions edit svgF4Open the source code of the definition for editing, and close the quick definition lookup window.
View the definition source codeCtrl+EnterOpen the source code of the definition, and preserve the quick definition lookup window opened.
Last modified: 18 September 2018

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