accessing flex language reference by shortcut

hi there,

i installed idea yesterday and was amazed right away by all those great features i missed in flex builder.

one thing i surely do miss is to be able to jump to the language reference (online or local, i don't mind) and preferably to the site regarding the class/component/method my cursor sits on.
is there really no plugin or a native support planned?

cheers,
kris

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Hello Kris,

Thanks for your feedback,

Ctrl+Q (Ctrl+J on Mac) opens context-aware Quick documentation popup that displays ASDocs. It takes the docs from the source code, if present, or from online language reference for the items from Flex SDK or library, assumed that you have configured documentation URL (http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/3/langref/ for an SDK 3). Please look at the related discussion to find out the details: http://www.jetbrains.net/devnet/message/5245030.

If you still have no success please provide more details on your project setup, such as do you use Maven or have imported the project from Flex builder, or do you have sources attached.

Regards,
Kirill

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hey kirill,


thats quite cool already, but often times it is more practical to have an overview of the classes' structure as a whole.
i wondered if there is a way to see if i configured the sdk(jdk)-documentation-path correctly, is there any difference to the asdoc-popup?

my feature request would be a button in the popup (or another shortcut like ctrl+shift+q) to directly jump to the corresponding html (luxus: correct anchor) - either executed in the system's default browser or in an internal browser instance.
as a reference to a very slick implemented documentation-plugin see openthedoc for flashdevelop: http://www.flashdevelop.org/community/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2318&start=0&sid=897d7b39598fb625e3e86fe15a819fbf
i dont ask for something close-to-perfect like this, but it's surely the right direction

cheers,
kris

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Hello Kris,

If you have specified documentation path (either local path or a URL) for an SDK, you should get a blue "up" arrow at the left-top corner of the quickdocs popup, named 'View external documentation'. It will open the corresponding html page in the browser. Also you can use Shift+F1 (default shortcut) to open the browser right away.

Does it work for you?

Regards,
Kirill

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