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By default, the perspective (how the data is displayed) will be set to CAST Taxonomy (the default layout configured by CAST Imaging and the only layout available) and Level 4 - you can find out more about the Perspective options in User Guide - GUI - Investigate panel.

Navigation flow

Levels

Levels 4, 5 and Objects are available for selection when CAST Taxonomy aggregation is selected in the Investigate panel - these levels provide ever greater details about the items within the selected layer:

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Double click on nodeLevel 4N/AIn version ≥ 2.12, double clicking a node will transition to level 5. 
Level 5

Drill down to Vignette mode i.e.:  Objects level + drill mode Children + Caller/Callee + Group by communities (depending on the object selected). See also User Guide - GUI for - Investigate panel for more information on Drill and Communities modes.

Click to expand

Vignette mode

Expand and investigate the selected object to show its sub-objects. Note that when all sub-objects of the selected object are displayed, a message is shown to explain this:

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ObjectsView source code of the object. See User Guide - Viewing source code.
Right click on node

Level 4

If the object properties cannot be retrieved in a timely manner, a retry button will be displayed:

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Level 5

If the object properties cannot be retrieved in a timely manner, a retry button will be displayed:

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Objects and Vignette mode

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If the object properties cannot be retrieved in a timely manner, a retry button will be displayed:

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Single click on edgeLevels 4 and 5N/A
Objects and Vignette mode
Displays all the methods that are linked between classes and provides additional actions such as:
  • view source code
  • method information
  • add caller/callees

See User Guide - Using the Method view for more information.

Double click on edgeLevels 4 and 5, Objects and Vignette

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Call graph start and end points (input/output)

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Call graph start (input) and end (output) points are highlighted in the view at Objects level , if using red circles around the items if they exist. This is known as the Critical Path:

Legend

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Click the Input or Output items in the right hand legend to highlight the items:

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Shortest path

A related feature available at Object level is known as the Shortest Path feature and is controlled by the icon option in the left panel - it is enabled disabled by default:

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This option highlights the shortest path between the entry point and end point nodes, where multiple entry point and end point nodes are present in the view:

Shortest Path disabledShortest Path enabled

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Info

Note that if no critical shortest path exists, a message is displayed in the bottom right corner:

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