MPS 2017.2 Help

Navigating to a Node or File by Name

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Navigate commands enable you to quickly jump to the desired files or nodes specified by names. MPS suggests a look-up list of matching names, from which you can select the desired one, and open it in the editor. This navigation honors CamelCase and snake_case capitalization. Refer to the tips for detailed list of available techniques.

Navigating by name

To jump to a a node or a file with the specified name

  1. On the main menu, point to Navigate, and then choose Node, or File respectively, or use the following shortcuts:
    • Node: N/A
    • File: N/A
  2. In the pop-up window, start typing the desired name.

    So doing, you can enter characters located anywhere inside the desired name. As you type, the suggestion list shrinks, displaying the matching names only.

    • File:
    • Root Node:
  3. Click the desired entry in the suggestion list, or select it using the arrow keys, and press N/A.

Tips and tricks

While working in the navigation pop-up window, use the following helpful techniques:

  • Narrow down the search scope by selecting the file types to search in. Just click the filter /help/img/idea/2017.2/filter.png, and clear the check boxes next to the file types you are not interested in.
  • Include non-project files in the look-up list and thus make available matching files from SDKs and libraries.
  • If the look-up list is too long, type more characters to shrink it, or click the ellipsis sign at the end of the list, to reveal its next portion.
  • Type the initial letters of the CamelHumps names, for example:

    Note that MPS automatically recognizes CamelHumps and matches them to the lower case letters.

  • Type any letters separated with spaces for snake_case names, for example:
  • In the navigation to file pop-up window, type letters delimited with slashes to denote nested directories:
  • Type line number after a file name, delimited with a colon, to navigate to the specified line:
  • Use * wildcard to represent any number of characters, though it is quite enough to type characters located in the middle of the desired name.
  • If while typing in one of the Navigate to Class/File/Symbol pop-up windows you notice that you need another one, just invoke the necessary dialog box. The text you have already entered will not disappear.
  • Press N/A to invoke the Select Target pop-up window, and choose the desired IDE component.
  • Note that for the projects under version control, the entries in the look-up list are color coded according to their status:
  • When there is a detached editor frame with a certain file, you can opt to open this file in the main MPS frame by pressing N/A, or activate the detached frame by pressing N/A.
Last modified: 26 October 2017

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