I am interested in being able to get information about classes, specifically variables, methods etc. I see this can be done by the Tooling API, what I am not clear on is if I need to make an API call to do this even when I am in my developer instance?
In other words, is there no way to directly query this information without the API call? I see in the Query Editor there is a checkbox for "Use Tooling API" right next to the Execute button.
When I select this checkbox I can directly query the symbol table of an object in the query editor, so I am thinking there must be a way to do this from withing a class without the API call?
All the documentation I have found if for using this with the API call however...