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Source code browsing in Paradigm C++ Professional allows you to efficiently navigate your code without having to keep track of declarations and references in your head. Browser commands are located under the Search menu or are accessible from the Edit Window local menu, letting you search through your object hierarchies, classes, functions, variables, types, constants, and labels that you've clicked on in your program's code. The Browser also lets you:

  • Graphically view the hierarchies in your application, then view the functions and symbols contained in an object chosen.
  • List the variables your program uses, then select one and view its declaration, list all references to it in your program, or go to where it is declared in your source code.
  • List all the classes your program uses, then select one and list all the symbols in its interface part. From this list, you can select a symbol and browse as you would with any other symbol in your program.

The Browser requires the compiler to create the program database so it is only useful if the application has been compiled. If the program has not been compiled, Paradigm C++ Professional displays a message to let you know the requested information is not available.

Browser views

  • Global Symbols
  • Class Hierarchy
  • Class Inspection

Using the Browser

If you need to see the class hierarchy of your entire application, this is not a problem with the Paradigm C++ Professional class browser. And you can select any class and go instantly to the declaration or see where it is used in your application.

View Browsing objects

You can also browse the class member functions and data:

View Browse window

Working with a large class is no problem since you can select to view member functions, member variables, and see what is inherited.

Edit Buffer Browsing

If your source code has been modified, you can still get around the code in an edit buffer using the Paradigm C++ Professional edit buffer browser.

Edit buffer browsing is an instantly available technology that allows you to navigate the code and data structures in the current editor view with a simple click of the mouse. Edit buffer browsing can instantly parse the edit buffer and display a list of the functions, include files, structures/classes, or enumerations and bring you right to the definition. You can also use it to find all instances of selected text and go there with a click of the mouse.

Here is a sample of the edit buffer browser parsing the current buffer for the functions:

View parsing sample

Selecting any function name from the list will take you to its definition plus you have plenty of options to customize the browser to work the way you like to work.

Browser References

The following screen shot shows how you can pick a symbol, be it a function, type, variable, or constant and query the browser for where it is used. In this example, we can see where the overloaded operator ‘*’ is used within the application:

View Browsing Globals

No longer do you need to perform inefficient text searches that don’t consider the scope of an object to find the declaration and usage. Just use the Paradigm C++ Professional Browser and this once difficult task makes maintaining a large body of source code a breeze.

Finder utility

Searching text across multiple files or directories in your project can be easily accomplished with Search | Finder. Just select the text, and enter the directories to be searched in Search | Finder, this action can be saved and reinvoked next time you use Finder.

Browser views:
Global Symbols
Class Hierarchy
Class Inspection
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