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The Outline view for WSDL documents displays the list of all the components (services, bindings, port types and so on) of the currently open WSDL document along with the components of its imports.

If you use the Master Files support, the Outline view collects the components of a WSDL document starting from the master files of the current document.

By default, it is displayed on the left side of the editor. If the view is not displayed, it can be opened by selecting it from the Window > Show View menu.

Figure: WSDL Outline View

The Outline view can display both the components of the current document and its XML structure, organized in a tree-like fashion. You can switch between the display modes by using the Show XML structure and Show components actions in the Settings menu on the Outline view toolbar. The following actions are available:

Filter returns exact matches
The text filter of the Outline view returns only exact matches.
Selection update on cursor move
Controls the synchronization between the Outline view and the current document. The selection in the Outline view can be synchronized with the cursor moves or the changes in the WSDL editor. Selecting one of the components from the Outline view also selects the corresponding item in the current document.

When the Show components option is selected, the following actions are available:

Show XML structure
Displays the XML structure of the current document in a tree-like manner.
Sort
Sorts the components in the Outline view alphabetically.
Show all components
Displays all the components that were collected starting from current document or from the main document, if it is defined.
Show referable components
Displays all the components that you can reference from the current document.
Show only local components
Displays the components defined in the current file only.
Group by location
Groups the WSDL components by their location.
Group by type
Groups the WSDL components by their type.
Group by namespace
Groups the WSDL components by their namespace.
Note: By default, all the three grouping criteria are active.
When the Show XML structure option is selected, the following actions are available:
Show components
Switches the Outline view to the components display mode.
Flat presentation mode of the filtered results
When active, the application flattens the filtered result elements to a single level.
Show comments and processing instructions
Show/hide comments and processing instructions in the Outline view.
Show element name
Show/hide element name.
Show text
Show/hide additional text content for the displayed elements.
Show attributes
Show/hide attribute values for the displayed elements. The displayed attribute values can be changed from the Outline preferences panel.
Configure displayed attributes
Displays the XML Structured Outline preferences page.
The following contextual menu actions are available in the Outline view when the Show components option is selected in the Settings menu:
Edit Attributes
Opens a dialog box that allows you to edit the attributes of the currently selected component.
Cut
Cuts the currently selected component.
Copy
Copies the currently selected component.
Delete
Deletes the currently selected component.
Search references
Searches for the references of the currently selected component.
Search references in
Searches for the references of the currently selected component in the context of a scope that you define.
Component dependencies
Opens the Component Dependencies view that displays the dependencies of the currently selected component.
Resource Hierarchy
Opens the Resource Hierarchy/Dependencies view that displays the hierarchy for the currently selected resource.
Resource Dependencies
Opens the Resource Hierarchy/Dependencies view that displays the dependencies of the currently selected resource.
Rename Component in
Renames the currently selected component in the context of a scope that you define.

The following contextual menu actions are available in the Outline view when the Show XML structure option is selected in the Settings menu:

Append Child
Displays a list of elements that you can insert as children of the current element.
Insert Before
Displays a list of elements that you can insert as siblings of the current element, before the current element.
Insert After
Displays a list of elements that you can insert as siblings of the current element, after the current element.
Edit Attributes
Opens a dialog box that allows you to edit the attributes of the currently selected component.
Toggle Comment
Comments/uncomments the currently selected element.
Search references
Searches for the references of the currently selected component.
Search references in
Searches for the references of the currently selected component in the context of a scope that you define.
Component dependencies
Opens the Component Dependencies view that displays the dependencies of the currently selected component.
Rename Component in
Renames the currently selected component in the context of a scope that you define.
Cut
Cuts the currently selected component.
Copy
Copies the currently selected component.
Delete
Deletes the currently selected component.
Expand More
Expands the structure of a component in the Outline view.
Collapse All
Collapses the structure of all the component in the Outline view.

To switch from the tree structure to the text filter, use Tab and Shift-Tab.

Tip: The search filter is case insensitive. The following wildcards are accepted:
  • * - any string
  • ? - any character
  • , - patterns separator
If no wildcards are specified, the string to search is used as a partial match.

The content of the Outline view and the editing area are synchronized. When you select a component in the Outline view, its definition is highlighted in the editing area.