Using Quick Views

In this section, you will be introduced to the quick outline view. Quick views are in-place views which are shown on top of the editor area and can easily be controlled using the keyboard.

Quick Outline

To use the quick outline view in Magik editor:

  1. Open as_environment_dialog.magik file from the example project environment_manager in Magik editor.
  2. Press Ctrl+O or select Navigate > Quick Outline and you will see an in-place outline of the current source file.

    Quick outline of as_dev_tools.magik file

  3. Start typing while the quick outline view is shown to filter the list of displayed elements. Further, use arrow keys to navigate in the outline view and press Enter to reveal the selected element in Magik editor.

    Filtered quick outline view

  4. Click the triangle in the upper right corner to see the quick view menu:

    Quick view menu

    The menu items can be divided into 2 categories:

Related concepts

Magik editor

Related reference

Navigate Actions
Quick Outline