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The Class Browser organises the classes present in your image in a normal superclass/subclass tree structure. All the classes are shown, so this is a good way of viewing the entire contents of your image.

The Class Browser is implemented by the ClassBrowserShell class in the image.

If you are working with the Community Edition, the Class Browser is where you will develop most of your Smalltalk code (Dolphin Professional users will more likely adopt the System Browser as their favoured development space).

However, as its name suggests, it is not just a means of creating code but also a means of browsing the existing source code in your image. Combined with it's close integration with the other tools, in particular the Method Explorer, it is a great learning aid.

A new Class Browser can be opened from the System Folder or from the Tools/Class Browser menu command in any tool.

The Class Browser consists of the following panes.