Finding References (Delphi)

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The Find References refactoring feature helps you locate any connections between a file containing an identifier you intend to rename and other files where that identifier also appears. A preview allows you to decide how you want the refactoring to operate on specific targets or on the group of references as a whole.

This section explains the use of this feature for Delphi.

To create a Find References list:

  1. In the Code Editor, select an identifier.
  2. Choose Search > Find References or Search > Find Local References.

    Note: You can also select an identifier, and then click Find References <identifier> or Find Local References <identifier> on the context menu.

Using the Find References Pane

To clear results from the Find References pane:

  1. Select a single reference or a node.
  2. Click the Remove Find Results icon Refactor Delete icon at the top of the Find References pane, to delete the selected item and any item in that result set.

Note: Deleting items from the Find References pane does not delete them from your actual code files or your project.

To clear all results from the Find References pane:

  1. Select any item in the pane.
  2. Click the Remove All References icon Remove All References icon at the top of the Find References pane. This action clears all results from the pane.

Note: Deleting items from the Find References pane does not delete them from your actual code files or your project.

Note: If you continue to perform Find References operations without clearing the results, the new results are appended in chronological order to the existing results in the pane.

To find a referenced entity in the source code

  • In the Find References pane, double-click a corresponding entry. This opens the Code Editor positioned on the source code of the selected entry.

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