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Hippie Completion. Cyclic Expanding Words

This helpful feature analyses your text in the visible scope and suggests to complete a word with a keyword, class name, method or variable. So doing, the prototype is highlighted in the source code.

To expand a string at caret to an existing word

  1. Type the initial string.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • On the main menu, choose Code | Completion | Cyclic Expand Word.
    • Press Alt+Slash.
    The editor shows the first suggested value.
  3. Press Enter to accept the suggested word, or continue pressing Alt+Slash until the desired word is found.


Last modified: 21 March 2017