Open model element is another kind of search method. It can be used to quickly navigate to states and regions. To access
Open model element, use the
[Ctrl+Shift+Q] shortcut or select
Navigate → Open model element in the main menu.
By doing so, the dialog shown in the next screenshot will open.
The dialog consists of a single input element and two output elements / .
A search operation performed with Open model element is equivalent to "Searching via search dialog" with the following setting:
|Search string||same as in|
|Search for States/Regions||✔|
|Search for Declarations||✘|
|Search for Properties||✘|
|Scope: Selected resource||✔|
Differences between Open model element and Search dialog are subtle, but noticeable. The results will promptly appear in while typing your search string in . The hierarchy of a selected result is displayed in as a text instead of using a tree.
Navigating to a result can be done by double-clicking on the result. Or select the result and clicking on the
OK button or hit the
The Open model element dialog remembers any matching search results. On reopening the dialog, remembered model elements matching the new search string will be displayed above any newly-found elements. This makes it easier to navigate to them again at a later time.
Remembered elements can be removed from the history by selecting them and pressing the
[Del] key or by right-clicking on a remembered element and choosing
Remove from history in the context menu.