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Viewing Definition

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

On this page:

To view definition of a symbol at caret, do one of the following

  • On the main menu, choose View | Quick Definition.
  • Press ⌥Space.
  • 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.
edit.png ⌘↓ Open the source code of the definition for editing, and close the quick definition lookup window.
showDetails ⌘⏎ Open the source code of the definition, and preserve the quick definition lookup window opened.
show_details1 ⌥F7 Open the usages of the detected definition across the project in the Find tool window. If AppCode cannot find the appropriate sources in your project, it will try to decompile the code. In this case the JetBrains Decompiler dialog with legal information is displayed.

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Last modified: 10 February 2016