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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

Viewing the definition of a symbol at caret

Do one of the following:

  • On the main menu, choose View | Quick Definition.
  • Press N/A.
  • 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 N/A
N/A
Navigate to the previous/next screen in the definition pop-up window after using hyperlinks in the definition.

You can also use the three-finger right-to-left and left-to-right swipe gestures.

editN/AOpen the source code of the definition for editing, and close the quick definition lookup window.
showDetailsN/AOpen the source code of the definition, and preserve the quick definition lookup window opened.
Last modified: 29 November 2017

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