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Unfold nested folds in editor

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Robin
Robin on 30 Sep 2013
Commented: Sean on 30 Sep 2013
I am looking for a way to do a 'deep unfold' of nested folds in the Matlab editor - ie when all folds are closed I would like to be able to unfold a particular function, and have all nested loops and conditionals unfolded also to avoid having to manually click many times to see the whole function.
Most implementations of folding I have seen implement this, often with a modifier key (ie hold ctrl or alt while clicking the fold to do a nested unfold), but I couldn't find anything that works in Matlab (R2012a, Linux). This is different to the Fold/Expand all options which apply to all folds in a file.

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Sean
Sean on 30 Sep 2013
That sounds like a valid enhancement request. I would recommend contacting support.
As a workaround: It seems like it remembers how functions were folded when the parent is folded. Thus you could unfold all of the sub ones (either manually or with Expand All), and then fold only the highest level ones so that you then see the behavior you desire.
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Robin
Robin on 30 Sep 2013
Thanks. The workaround is not great as I am working on GUIDE generated GUI's with many callbacks etc., so I usually Fold All to get an overview - which means all folds are closed.
Sean
Sean on 30 Sep 2013
Another tool that might help you would be "go to function". If while the editor is selected, you hit ctrl+G it will pull up a tool that will allow you to quickly go to your function of interest. You could then expand all but already be where you want to be. Then collapse all again.

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