Eclipse shortcuts for ADT are very important. When you are in Rome, live like Romans ☺
That’s how work is done quickly with Eclipse and also a recommendation. I suggest you to get better hang of it. Trust me, it is a lot of fun ( …and productive) once you master it. To start with it, Press Ctrl + Shift + L to show available default shortcuts in Eclipse IDE.
For more information on Eclipse, Refer Eclipse Tutorial Index.
A quick start with Eclipse with shortcuts:
Taking Help – Eclipse shortcuts with ADT:
- F1 : ABAP keyword Documentation ► F1 help works in Eclipse as good as SAP GUI. Help opens either in floating window or in a separate view.
- F2 : Code element information ► Gives inline information about Code element
- Ctrl + Shift + L : Shows all keyboard shortcuts ► By default, this shortcut open in Right bottom corner and gives a very good overview of ADT as well as native Eclipse shortcuts
Start working with Editor:
- Ctrl + Shift + A : Open an ABAP object ► This is probably the best way to search an object . Search can be further refined based on Object type
- Ctrl + 6 : Comment / Un-comment
- F8 : Execute object ► Normally other tab/window opens to show output if screen is called
- Ctrl + 1 : Quick fix suggestions
- Debug F5, F6, F7, F8 : Step into, Step over, Return, Resume ► Just like SAP GUI
- Ctrl + Space : Code completion ► This feature also works as “Templates” feature in SAP GUI
- Alt + Left : Go back in history one step
- Ctrl + F2 : Syntax check of object
- Ctrl + F3 : Activate an Object
- Shift + F1 : Format / Pretty Printer ► There is no dedicated Pretty Printer button, so this is the only way in Eclipse to easy format the code
- Ctrl + Shift + F3 : Activate all objects
- Alt + Right : Go forward in history one step
- Ctrl + Shift + G : Where Used List ► There is a look alike button also available in Eclipse in case you don’t remember the shortcut