The Erlang editor provides specialized features for editing Erlang related files.

Editor view

Associated with the editor is an Erlang-specific outline view, which shows the structure of the active .erl or .hrl file. It is updated as you edit these files.

The editor includes the following features:

  • Syntax highlighting
  • Content/code assist; auto completion of function calls, display of function documentation)

The most common way to invoke the Erlang editor is to open a file from the Erlang Navigator. If you want to open an Erlang module by name, the keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Shift+M or Ctrl+Alt+Shift+M.

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