Tip – Window Selector

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When using Understand it is possible to get to a point when you have quite a few windows open and want to be able to “browse” through the windows quicker and easier. The Window Selector is the perfect choice for this. To open the Window Selector, choose ‘View->Window Selector. Notice that it shows several graphs… Read more »

Tip – Editor Macros

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If you find yourself frequently adding boilerplate text, changing the same kind of text, or repeating something over and over again in the editor, macros may be your new best friend. You can record your actions in the editor, and then save them and replay them at whatever location you want. This is much more than… Read more »

Refactoring Tools

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We have recently added a great new feature to Understand to make any of your Refactoring needs easier. To change the name of a function, method, class, etc., right click on the entity name and select ‘Refactor->Rename’.       Type in the new name that you want to change it to and either select… Read more »

Entity Locator

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Sometimes a different type of search that provides more information can be a lot more useful than just a simple search. Take a look at the ‘Entity Locator’, available by going to ‘View->Entity Locator’. The Entity Locator consists of sortable columns of information. Additional columns can be added by clicking on the plus icon in… Read more »

Make it “Pretty”

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Sometimes you ‘inherit’ code that may not be as “pretty” as you would like it, but taking the time to fix these little things could be very time consuming. Understand helps with a ‘reindent’ option and a ‘sort’ option. Here you can see that these lines are not lined up like most of us would… Read more »

Customized Work Space

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Having customized work space can be essential in improving work flow. Going beyond selecting what windows to show, Understand provides the flexibility to “release windows” and place them  where they will work the best for you! The possibilities are endless, but here are a few examples.           Above is a “dual screen”… Read more »

Editor Window Split

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Sometimes we just want to see multiple things at once, and our editor window allows for just that! Clicking the icon in the top right corner of the editor window provides a “split” window feature that allows you to see the same file multiple times. Each different section can be scrolled individually and the height can… Read more »

Multiple Highlighting

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Have you ever wanted to highlight an entity and then highlight a different entity but not lose the highlighting on the first? With the ‘Toggle Persistent Highlight’ key binding option that has recently been added to Understand, up to 4 different entities can be highlighted at the same time. To use this feature, go to… Read more »

Making Sense of Confusing Code

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Whether you just started a new job, inherited someone else’s project, or just have a lot of code to navigate, Understand has a lot of features to help you figure out a new or confusing project. Dependency Graphs These graphs provide a quick way of seeing how the major code directories are related to each other. In… Read more »