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class browser

A software tool in an object-oriented language that lets you scroll through and edit a hierarchical tree of objects. A refactoring browser makes it easier to move routines by ensuring that all linkages are maintained properly. The Smalltalk language pioneered the class browser and has been known for its advanced browsing capabilities. See browse.
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ANT licensed STAPI to develop the port of Fresco and enable ST to provide a demonstration design that incorporates a world class browser. As a result of this port, Fresco will be made available as an object-code plug-in to all STAPI licensees, while Fresco source code may be licensed direct from ANT.
CodeWarrier includes all the foundation components for Java applications development, including project manager, editor, class browser, compiler, debugger and RAD tools.
Currently most programming environments do not contain extremely large numbers of classes--thus a single tool, a class browser, is used for both selection and exploration.