Tutorials

1. Summary

The following tutorial libraries are bundled with Dataphoria:

2. Editor Shortcut Keys

The editor has the following commands and associated shortcut keys:

2.1. EDITING

Command Shortcut Description

Cursor Left

Left

Moves the cursor left one character.

Cursor Right

Right

Moves the cursor right one character.

Cursor Up

Up

Moves the cursor up one line.

Cursor Down

Down

Moves the cursor down one line.

Start of Line

Home

Moves the cursor to beginning of line.

End of Line

End

Moves the cursor to end of line.

Cursor Word Left

Ctrl+Left

Moves the cursor left one word.

Cursor Home

Ctrl+Home

Moves the cursor to the beginning of the text.

Cursor End

Ctrl+End

Moves the cursor to the end of the text.

Start of Text/Line

Alt+Home

Moves the cursor to the beginning of the text.

Page Up

PageUp

Scrolls the view up one page.

Page Down

PageDown

Scrolls the view down one page.

Scroll Up

Ctrl+Up

Scrolls the view up one line.

Scroll Down

Ctrl+Down

Scrolls the view down one line.

Delete

Delete

Deletes the current character or selected text.

Delete Word Right

Ctrl+Delete

Deletes from the cursor to the start of the next word.

Delete Word Left

Ctrl+Delete

Deletes from the cursor to the start of the current word.

Delete To Line End

Ctrl+Shift+Delete

Deletes from the cursor to the end of the current line.

Delete Line

Ctrl+L

Deletes the current line.

Find…​

Ctrl+F

Searches for a given text string within the contents of the designer.

Find & Replace…​

Ctrl+H

Replaces a given text string with another.

Find Next

F3

Repeats the last find operation.

Goto Matching Brace

Ctrl+B

Moves cursor to the matching brace.

Toggle Edit Mode

Insert

Toggles between insert and overtype.

Undo

Ctrl+Z or Alt+BkSp

Delete

Undoes the last keystroke.

Redo

Ctrl+Y

Delete

Repeates the last keystroke.

Split Window

2.2. SELECTION/BLOCK

Note
Blocks are delimited using //* (slash slash asterisk). On end of the block can be delimited by the beginning or the end of the text.
Command Shortcut Description

Select Character Left

Shift+Left

Selects the next character to the left.

Select Character Right

Shift+Right

Selects the next character to the right.

Select Line Up

Shift+Up

Selects from the current cursor position to the same position one line up.

Select Line Down

Shift+Down

Selects from the current cursor position to the same position one line down.

Select Page Up

Shift+PageUp

Selects from the current cursor position one page up.

Select Page Down

Shift+PageDown

Selects from the current cursor position one page down.

Select to Beginning of Line

Shift+Home

Selects from the current cursor position to the beginning of the current line.

Select to End of Line

Shift+End

Selects from the current cursor position to the end of the current line.

Select to Beginning of Text

Ctrl+Shift+Home

Selects from the current cursor position to the beginning of the text.

Select to End of Text

Ctrl+Shift+End

Selects from the current cursor position to the end of the text.

Toggle Block Delimiter

Ctrl+Shift+/

Insert/remove a block delimiter at the beginning of the current line.

Previous Block

Ctrl+,

Move cursor to pevious block delimiter.

Next Block

Ctrl+.

Move cursor to next block delimiter.

Select to Previous Block

Ctrl+Shift+,

Select from the current cursor location to the pevious block delimiter.

Select to Next Block

Ctrl+Shift+.

Select from the current cursor location to the next block delimiter.

Select Block

Ctrl+D

Selects the current block.

Select All

Ctrl+A

Selects all the text.

Clear Selection

ESC

Clears (deselects) all selections.

Cut

Ctrl+X or Shift+Delete

Removes the currently selected text and places it on the clipboard.

Copy

Ctrl+C or Ctrl+Insert

Copies the currently selected text to the clipboard.

Paste

Ctrl+V or Shift+Insert

Pastes the current contents of the clipboard at the current cursor location.

2.3. OPEN/SAVE/PRINT/CLOSE

Command Shortcut Description

New…​

Ctrl+N

Open editor for new item.

Open…​

Ctrl+O

Open existing file/document.

Open with…​

Ctrl+W

Open existing file/document and query which editor to use.

Save

Ctrl+S

Save changes in current editor.

Save All

Ctrl+Shift+S

Save changes in all editors.

Save…​

Ctrl+S

Saves the contents of the current editor.

Save As File…​

Ctrl+Shift+F

Saves the contents of the current editor as a physical file.

Save As Document…​

Ctrl+Shift+D

Saves the contents of the current editor as a document.

Print

Ctrl+P

Print the contents of the current editor.

Close

Ctrl+F4

Closes the current editor, prompting to save if the contents of the editor have been modified.

Exit

Alt+F4

Close and exit Dataphoria.

Show Explorer

F12

Display the Dataphore Explorer pane.

Lanch Form…​

F6

Lanch a derived form.

2.4. D4 SCRIPTS

Command Shortcut Description

Execute all/selection

Ctrl+E

Executes the currently selected script, or the entire script if nothing is selected.

Execute Current Line

Ctrl+Shift+E

Executes the script on the current line.

Prepare

Ctrl+R

Checks the currently selected text, or the entire script if no text is selected, for syntactic and semantic correctness by compiling the script without executing it.

Inject

Ctrl+I

Executes InjectUpgrade( System.LibraryName(), AScript ) ,where AScript is the currently selected script, or the entire script if nothing is selected.

Toggle Comment

Ctrl+/

Comments or Uncomments the current line or selection.

Show Results

F7

Show the Results pane.

2.5. DATAPHOR FUNCTIONS

Command Shortcut Description

Inject As Upgrade

Ctrl+I

Injects the currently selected text, or the entire script if no text is selected, as an upgrade in the current library.

2.6. BOOKMARKS

Command Shortcut Description

Goto Previous Bookmark

Alt+Up or BrowserBack

Repositions cursor to the previous bookmarked line.

Goto Next Bookmark

Alt+Down or BrowserForward

Repositions cursor to the next bookmarked line.

Toggle Bookmark

Alt+Left BrowserStop

Set/Remove bookmark from the current line.

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