The inspector lets you examine and change the values of the currently selected module.

Usage Hints

Because the inspector plays a quite important role, let me explain how to use some of it features:


The inspector is the only minimizable window in kodisein. When minimized, it displays the close and maximize buttons in the lower left corner of the screen. To the right of this buttons, it prints the name of the currently selected module in square brackets:

It may also show the name of the module's selected connector and additional information about the object:

The menu item window > show/hide inspector toggles between the minimized and maximized version and using it's shortcut (i by default) might speed up your work drastically.

Note, that the only way to get rid of the inspector is to use it's close button.

Input Fields

To edit values in the inspector, click into one of the framed input fields. The cursor (vertical line) indicates, that every keyboard input goes to this field now. To leave the input mode, click somewhere outside the field or press RETURN.

The following table lists some special keys and their function while using input fields:

key function

advances the cursor to the next input field

advances the cursor to the previous input field
a move cursor before first letter
e move cursor behind last letter
k delete from cursor to last letter
a select complete text

Note, that most of the input fields expect numerical values and therefor ignore any character input.


When you select a value in connector of a module, the corresponding field will be highlighted in the inspector (blue).

If you activate an input field in the inspector, the corresponding value in connector of the module will be highlighted (white).

Description Fields

The first field in the inspector is the description field (except for value modules). The text you enter here will be used in the automatically generated documentation.

Entering small texts in these fields will enable you (and maybe others) to use your projects without the necessity to analyse them beforehand.

Value Operation Chains

You will quite often apply some mathematical operations to the values of a modulator before connecting it to the value in connector of a module.

The inspector will display this mathematical operation module chain (up to a certain depth) behind the value field of each value in connector. This enables you to examine and edit many modules by picking only one, which is quite practical because the mathematical operation modules are very small and not easy to pick.

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