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Viewing Definition

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Quick Definition Lookup makes it possible to view definition of a symbol (tag, class, method/function, field, etc.) in a pop-up window.

Quick definition view

For markup languages, AppCode retrieves definitions of symbols from the specified DTD or schema. For details, see Markup Languages and StyleSheets.


Viewing the definition of a symbol at caret

Do one of the following:

  • On the main menu, choose View | Quick Definition.
  • Press ⌃⇧I.
  • Keeping the key pressed, point with your mouse cursor to the symbol of interest, so that it turns to a hyperlink, with the definition of the symbol displayed in a tooltip. Clicking this hyperlink results in opening the respective definition page in the editor.

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 ⌥⇧←
Navigate to the previous/next screen in the definition pop-up window after using hyperlinks in the definition.
/help/img/idea/2017.1/edit.pngF4Open the source code of the definition for editing, and close the quick definition lookup window.
/help/img/idea/2017.1/showDetails.png⌃⏎Open the source code of the definition, and preserve the quick definition lookup window opened.

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Last modified: 26 July 2017