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Tech Note: Instantly View Program Identifier Relationships with Identifier Explorer

Wednesday 12 March, 2014

The Identifier Explorer feature in the C-Aware IDE allows for a quick and easy way to view the relationship between program identifiers. For example, which variables and functions are declared in each file, or to see all functions that access a global variable. This screen shot shows for a single function [fat_init()] all global variables accessed, as well as, local variables and functions called. To access the Identifier Explorer tool simply click on the "View" tab and select "ID Explorer".

In the "Defines" tab you can test the macros defined in your code and newly defined macros through the ID Explorer. An advantage of this feature is the ability to test your macros without needing to completely recompile or reprogram.

Through the "Files" tab you can easily view "Global" variable and functions in each file of the project. This is handy for locating where all your functions and variables are in the code.

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