IntelliJ IDEA Code Editor Elements
Editor provides the elements which facilitate navigation in the code and identify their problems. This section discuss the visual elements of the editor and their most common actions. In the below screenshot we can see how the editor is divided -
1. Editor Area
It is the main area where the developers spends most of the time to implement their logic and can also edit it later.
2. Gutter Area
The Gutter area is that area where different types of information about the code is shown. It provides an option to Run, Debug and Run application with coverage. Gutter area indicates the following information -
3. Smart Code Completion Popup
The smart code completion popup provides quick assistance to the developer in accordance with the current context of the code.
4. Document Tab Area
The Document tab area shows all the opened document tabs. Each document tab has different meaning and can be identified by the colors in the name of the file shows. These colors are Blue which indicates for "Modified", Green for "New", Red for "Not in VCS", and Black for "Not changed".
5. Marker Bar
The Marker bar shows the current status of the code. It highlights the status of the code with different colors. The Green color indicates for code is OK, Yellow is for Warnings and Red is for Compilation Errors.
6. Floating Icon