DXCore Linked Identifiers feature
Linked Identifiers are a built-in feature of DXCore, which allows you to simultaneously change similar pieces of the text (code) located in different places. If you change one linked identifier, the others that are associated with it will automatically be changed as well. For instance, linked identifiers are enabled when you apply the Rename refactoring.
There are two types of linked identifiers:
- Simple, single-document linked identifiers
These linked identifiers are connected to a single text document only. Link information of such identifiers is not persisted, so if you close and reopen a file, all the links located in that file will be lost.
- Complex, multi-document linked identifiers
These linked identifiers can exist in several source files, no matter if they are opened or not. If you close all files where associated link identifiers reside, they will stay alive when you reopen one of the files.
To change the text of a linked identifier, simply place the editor caret inside a link and enter the new text. When the linked identifier is active, the following actions are available:
|Enter orNum Enter||Break All Linked Identifiers||Accepts changes in all linked identifiers in the currently active list.|
|Ctrl+Enter||Break Linked Identifier||Removes the currently active linked identifier from the active list.|
|Tab||Select Next Linked Identifier||Selects the next linked identifier.|
|Shift+Tab||Select Previous Linked Identifier||Selects the previous linked identifier.|
Breaking identifiers actions are available via the code editor context menu as well:
You can customize the key bindings on the Shortcuts options page in the Options Dialog. Appearance options for the linked identifiers are available on the Editor | Painting | Linked Identifiers options page: