Finishing function names

The Content Assist feature can help you finish the names of functions if they're long or if you can't remember the exact spelling.
To use Content Assist:
  1. In the C/C++ editor, type one or two letters of a function's name.
  2. Press Ctrl Space , or right-click near the cursor and select Content Assist.

    A menu with the available functions appears

    C/C++ editor; Content Assist

  3. You can do one of the following:
    Option Description
    Continue typing. To shorten the list of possibilities.
    Press Enter. To select the function.
    Scroll with the up and down arrows. To make a selection from the list of possible options.
    Scroll with your mouse. To select a function. Double-click a function to insert it.
    Close the Content Assist window by pressing Esc. To cancel the feature.
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C/C++ editor layout
Accessing source files for functions
Using code templates
Using hover help
Customizing the C/C++ editor
Using other editors
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Adding include directives
Adding and removing comments in code