Atelier Editor Features

The Atelier editor support includes the following features:

Line Numbers

Tools often report errors in terms of line numbers in the file. To set Atelier editors to display line numbers select Window > Preferences from the main menu, then select General workspace preferences General > Editors > Text Editors. On this page, select the Show line numbers check box, as shown:

Show line numbers

You can also type the command Show line numbers into the Quick Access bar to toggle visiblity of line numbers.

Quick access and perspective bars

To navigate to a line number in a file, select Navigate > Go to Line from the main menu or type (CTRL+L).

Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts provide quick access by mapping commands to a short series of keystrokes. Eclipse defines a number of shortcuts, and plug-ins can contribute additional shortcuts or modify existing ones. For these reasons, the exact mapping of commands to keyboard shortcuts can vary. Also remember that keystroke conventions are different for Windows and Mac machines. See UI Differences Between Mac and Windows. You can both examine and customize keystroke mappings by selecting Window > Preferences from the main menu and then selecting General workspace preferences General > Keys. The help topic Atelier Keyboard Shortcuts provides a list of useful Eclipse shortcuts for Atelier.

The Eclipse help topic Keys provides further information on keyboard shortcuts.

Content Assist

When you type the content assist keystrokes, CTRL+Space, the editor opens a dialog box listing possible completions given the context of the current cursor position. See Editor Content Assist.

View Class Documentation

Hover the cursor over the name of a class to open an in-place window that displays documentation for the item under the cursor. Pressing F2 shifts focus to the documentation dialog box so you can scroll through the content. If the Atelier Documentation View is open, selecting a class name in the editor opens documentation in that view.

View Web Page

The View Web Page toolbar button View Web Page opens a file as a web page in a browser. It is enabled only when the file content can be displayed as a web page. The file must be both selected and open in the Atelier editor.

Compilation and Synchronization

Select Compile or Synchronize from the right-click context menu to compile or synchronize the current file. You can also use the Compile button Compile on the main toolbar and the Synchronize button Synchronize on the Atelier Explorer toolbar.

Working with BPL and DTL

The Atelier editor supports classes that use Business Process Language (BPL) and Data Transformation Language (DTL), and enables you to edit them in both source code and diagram format. When you open a BPL or DTL file, the editor displays it in a multi-view mode. Tabs at the bottom of the editor view let you switch between the source view on the left, and the diagram view on the right, as shown in the following image.

BPL/DTL editor tab

Related InterSystems documentation

Developing BPL Processes
Developing DTL Transformations

Related Eclipse documentation

Keys

Related concepts

Atelier Editor
Atelier Views
Atelier Perspectives

Related tasks

Creating an Atelier Class File
Creating an Atelier Routine File

Related reference

Atelier Keyboard Shortcuts
Atelier Search Tab
Editor Content Assist
Code Navigation
Atelier Documentation View
Atelier Explorer View
Server Explorer View
Editor Preferences
Templates Preferences
Color Preferences
Compilation Preferences