Navigating Through Your Code, Exploring Your Code
Both Visual Studio and Atmel Studio have powerful built in tools that
help you when navigating through your code. It is absolutely worth learning to
use these functions.
- find the places where you declared functions and variables
- find the places where they were used
- what functions call other functions
- and much more
In this aspect, Visual Studio and Atmel Studio differ substantially,
because they use different software tools for that purpose.
Atmel Studio uses an add-in product, Visual Assist from Whole Tomato
Software. This add-is part of the Atmel Studio installation.
The image show an automatic class member dropdown in Atmel Studio
You can find
Visual Assist's documentation here.
After certain operations, like
adding a library, Atmel Studio's
database must be refreshed, so that the new symbols are known to it.
You refresh the symbol database by saving your project. Simply choose "File > Save All"(Ctrl+Shift+S)
or click the
icon on the toolbar.
Microsoft Visual Studio
Microsoft Visual Studio has similar functions already built in.
The image show an automatic ("Intellisense") class member dropdown in Microsoft
You can find the documentation
for Visual Studio