MPS 2019.2 Help

Working with source code

When you work with code, MPS ensures that your work is stress-free. It offers various shortcuts and features to help you add, select, copy, move, edit, fold, and save code.

Find action

  • If you do not remember a shortcut for the action you want to use, press Ctrl+Shift+A to find any action by name.

Copy and paste code

You can use the standard shortcuts to copy Ctrl+C and paste Ctrl+V any selected code fragment. If nothing is selected, MPS automatically copies the whole line where the caret is located.

By default, when you paste anything in the editor, MPS performs "smart" paste, for example, pasting multiple lines in comments will automatically add the appropriate markers to the lines you are pasting. If you need to paste just plain text, press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+V.

  • Place the caret at a line or a symbol and press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+C/Ctrl+V.

  • MPS keeps track of everything you copy to the clipboard. To paste from history, press Ctrl+Shift+V. In the dialog that opens, select your entry and click Paste.

Lines of code

MPS offers several useful shortcuts for manipulating code lines.

  • To add a line after the current one, press Shift+Enter. MPS moves the caret to the next line.

  • To add a line before the current one, press Ctrl+Alt+Enter. MPS moves the caret to the previous line.

  • To duplicate a line, press Ctrl+D.

  • To delete a line, place the caret at the line you need and press Ctrl+Y.

  • To split string literals into two parts, press Enter.

    MPS splits the string and provides the correct syntax. You can also use the Break string on '\n' intention to split string literals. Press Alt+Enter or click the Intention action button to select this intention.

  • To comment a line of code, place the caret at the appropriate line and press Ctrl+/.

  • To remove a line of code, press Ctrl+Y.

Code statements

Move statements

In the editor, place the caret at the needed statement and press Ctrl+Shift+Up to move a statement up or Ctrl+Shift+Down to move a statement down. MPS moves the selected statement performing a syntax check.

Complete current statement

In the editor, press Ctrl+Shift+Enter. MPS inserts the required trailing comma automatically in structs, slices, and other composite literals. The caret is moved to the position where you can start typing the next statement.

Code fragments

  • Move and copy code fragments by dragging them in the editor.

    • To move a code fragment, select it and drag the selection to the target location.

    • To copy a code selection, keeping Ctrl pressed, drag it to the target location.

  • To toggle between the upper and lower case for the selected code fragment, press Ctrl+Shift+U.

    Note that when you apply the toggle case action to the CamelCase name format, MPS converts the name to the lower case.

Code folding

Folded code fragments are shown as shaded ellipses (Folded fragment). If a folded code fragment contains errors, MPS highlights the fragment in red.

Expand or collapse code elements

  • To fold or unfold a code fragment, press Ctrl+NumPad -/Ctrl+NumPad Plus. MPS folds or unfolds the current code fragment, for example, a single method.

  • To collapse or expand all code fragments, press Ctrl+Shift+NumPad -/Ctrl+Shift+NumPad Plus.

    MPS collapses or expands all fragments within the selection, or, if nothing is selected, all fragments in the current file, for example, all methods in a file.

  • To fold blocks of code, press Ctrl+Shift+.. This action collapses the code fragment between the matched pair of curly braces {} and creates a custom folding region for that fragment and makes it "foldable".

  • To collapse or expand a custom code selection, press Ctrl+..

    You can fold or unfold any manually selected regions in code.

Fold or unfold nested fragments

  • To expand the current fragment and all the nested fragments, press Ctrl+NumPad *, 1. You can expand the current fragment up to the specified nesting level (from 1 to 5).

  • To expand all the collapsed fragments in the file, press Ctrl+Shift+NumPad *, 1. You can expand the collapsed fragments up to the specified nesting level (from 1 to 5).

Use the Surround With action

You can collapse or expand code using the Surround With action.

  1. In the editor, select a code fragment and press Ctrl+Alt+T.

  2. In the popup menu, select <editor-fold...> Comments or region...endregion Comments.

  3. If you need, name your custom region and collapse or expand the created region as usual Ctrl+NumPad -/Ctrl+NumPad Plus.

  4. Press Ctrl+Alt+. to navigate to the created custom region.

Disable code folding outline

You can disable the code folding outline that appears on the left gutter.

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), go to Editor | General | Code Folding.

  2. Clear the Show code folding outline checkbox.

Autosave

MPS automatically saves changes that you make in your files. Saving is triggered by various events, such as compiling, running, debugging, performing version control operations, closing a file or a project, or quitting the IDE. Most of the actual events are predefined and cannot be configured, but you can be sure that changes will not be lost as you work.

Configure autosave behavior

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), go to Appearance and Behavior | System Settings.

  2. Under Synchronization, configure the following options:

    • Save files on frame deactivation (when you switch to a different application)

    • Save files automatically if application is idle for N seconds

Mark files with unsaved changes

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), go to Editor | General | Editor Tabs.

  2. Select the Mark modified tabs with asterisk checkbox.

Revert changes

Last modified: 30 August 2019