Navigation in the MPLAB® X IDE Editor

Last modified by Microchip on 2024/06/24 06:31

The MPLAB® X IDE editor has a variety of options to navigate:

Navigation Menu

The Navigate Menu helps you navigate to particular places within the MPLAB X IDE Project. When the cursor is in the editor window for a project open in MPLAB X, the enabled functions under the Navigate Menu are shown below. The keyboard shortcuts for these options are shown to the right of the menu selection.

Hyperlink Navigation

Hyperlink Navigation is a powerful feature of the MPLAB X Editor for getting around source files and projects. Its primary capabilities include:

  • Find the definition of a variable, function, or macro, whether it is in the current source file or somewhere else in the project.
  • Open files directly from #include directives.

The Navigator Window

The Navigator Window provides a compact view of the file that is currently selected and simplifies navigation between different parts of the file.

By default, the Navigator Window is located in the lower left-hand corner of the MPLAB X IDE workspace below the Projects and Files Windows. To open the Navigator Window, open the Window Menu and select Navigator.