In this section, you will be introduced to the quick outline view. Quick views are in-place views which are shown on top of the editor area and can easily be controlled using the keyboard.

Quick Outline

To use the quick outline view in the ASN.1 editor:

  1. Open MyHTTP.asn file in the ASN.1 editor if you do not already have it open.
  2. Press Ctrl+O or select Navigate > Quick Outline and you will see an in-place outline of the current source file.
    Quick outline view
  3. Start typing while the quick outline view is shown to filter the list of displayed elements. Further, use the arrow keys to navigate in the outline view and press Enter to reveal the selected element in the ASN.1 editor.
    Filtered quick outline view
  4. Click the triangle in the upper right corner to see the quick view menu:
    Quick view menu
    The menu items can be divided into 3 categories:
    • Position - Allows you to resize and move the quick view and to remember these settings
    • Filter - Define filters so that not all members are shown in the quick outline.
    • Sort - Sort the members by their defining type or alphabetically.

Next Section: Opening an ASN.1 element's declaration