Find Your Way in an App Project

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1 Introduction

In Studio Pro editors, such as navigation, page, or microflow editor, you can access a handy menu by right-clicking items. Two options are commonly used to find your way in a project: Go to and Find usages.

The Go to option allows you to navigate from one element to another: for example, to navigate to the target of a button or to the source of a data grid.

The Find Usages option allows you to find where a certain element is used, for example, to find all buttons that open a certain page.

2 Go To Options

The examples of using the Go to option are described below:

  • Opening a target of a menu item – in Project > Navigation, you can right-click a menu item and select Go to target. Studio Pro will open the corresponding target of the menu item,for example, a page. Go to Target
  • Opening a data source of an element – on pages, you can navigate to the data source of a widget. For example, you can right-click a button in the data grid and select Go to microflow. Mendix Studio Pro will open the corresponding microflow: Go to Microflow
  • Opening an entity from a microflow – you can navigate to an entity in the domain model if you right-click an activity in the microflow and select Go to entity. Mendix Studio Pro will open the corresponding domain model: Go to Entity

3 Finding Usages

To find where a certain element is used, do the following:

  1. In the domain-model, right-click an entity and select Find usages. Mendix Studio Pro shows all usages of this entity in the Find Results pane. Find Usages
  2. Double-click an item in the Find Results pane to open the corresponding document: Find Results Pane
  3. Click Lock results in the Find Results pane. Now if you click Find Usages, the results will be shown in a second Find Results pane. This allows you to keep several search results. Lock Results

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