AppCode 2023.1 Help

Learn IDE features

AppCode includes a built-in Features Trainer. This interactive training course on IDE basics can help you learn how to do some common tasks, such as refactoring code, navigating through projects, and more.

The course is divided into several tutorials, each with a number of lessons that teach you how to do a specific task. You can start the course or a specific tutorial from the Welcome screen or from the Learn tool window.

To complete a lesson, you need to finish all the tasks in it. However, there is no need to go through all the lessons and tutorials – you can choose to do only the ones you find most relevant, see Start the learning course and Switch between lessons and tutorials.

Before you start

  • Make sure the IDE Features Trainer bundled plugin is enabled in the Installed tab of the Settings | Plugins page as described in Install plugins.

  • Make sure that you are using the new UI.

Start the learning course

  1. On the Welcome screen, click Learn in the left-hand pane.

  2. In the right-hand pane, click Start Learning under Learn IDE Features.

    Start Learning

    AppCode generates a learning project and opens the context that corresponds to the first lesson of the selected tutorial.

    A learning project

Switch between lessons and tutorials

You can choose to do only those tutorials and lessons that you find most relevant and easily skip lessons, switch between tutorials, and drop them.

  • To pass to the next lesson, open the Learn tool window, scroll to the bottom of it, and click Next: <The name of the next lesson> or click another lesson link.

    Skip lesson
  • To switch to another tutorial without losing the progress for the current one, click the link with its name at the top of the Learn tool window.

    Then click the tutorial you are interested in and select the lesson you want to complete.

  • To abandon a tutorial without saving the progress in it, open the Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), go to Tools | Features Trainer, and click Reset lessons progress.

    When you click OK, you return to the Learn tool window that shows a list of all the available tutorials instead of the information about the tutorial you canceled.

Last modified: 31 March 2023