This section describes some of the basic ways in which you can use the Class Browser by giving some examples. If you wish, you can skip this section and look at the descriptions of each individual view: these start with Examining slot information.
When examining a class, the slot names of the class are displayed by default.
To examine a class, follow the instructions below:
:title "Test Buttons"
:items '(:one :two :three)))
The push button panel appears on your screen.
This invokes the Class Browser on the button panel. The class
is described in the Class Browser.
Figure 8.1 Examining classes in the Class Browser
Notice that, although you invoked the browser on an object that is an instance of a class, the class itself is described in the Class Browser. Similarly, if you had pasted the object into an Inspector, the instance of that object would be inspected. Using the environment, it is very easy to pass Common Lisp objects between different tools in this intelligent fashion. This behavior is achieved using the LispWorks IDE clipboard; see Using the Object operations with the clipboard for details.
See Performing operations on selected objects for a full description of the standard action commands available.