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Thu, Jul 11 2013 1:27 PMPermanent Link

Matthew Jones

If there was one thing you'd really like in EWB, that would make it really better
for you, what would it be? As a user, the thing I want is better navigation, but
the one thing that would have a big impact is being able to search for the current
selection.

At the moment, I find I often find I want to go to the location of a function or
reference, so I need to search for it. The easiest way is to copy the selection to
the clipboard with Ctrl-C, then Ctrl-F for find, then Ctrl-V to paste it. I then
have to move to the top, and search. Now, this works, but it would be so much
better without the copy so that I can use the clipboard for better things.

I also often type "ddd;" in my code, as that causes a compile fail, and allows me
to jump back to where I was. 8-)

Anyway, I'd be interested to know what others think, perhaps we can give Tim some
suggestions on how to make EWB much better beyond the big features.

/Matthew Jones/
Thu, Jul 11 2013 1:50 PMPermanent Link

Dan

Fiscalsoft

On 7/11/2013 1:27 PM, (Matthew Jones) wrote:
> If there was one thing you'd really like in EWB, that would make it really better
> for you, what would it be? As a user, the thing I want is better navigation, but
> the one thing that would have a big impact is being able to search for the current
> selection.
>
> At the moment, I find I often find I want to go to the location of a function or
> reference, so I need to search for it. The easiest way is to copy the selection to
> the clipboard with Ctrl-C, then Ctrl-F for find, then Ctrl-V to paste it. I then
> have to move to the top, and search. Now, this works, but it would be so much
> better without the copy so that I can use the clipboard for better things.
>
> I also often type "ddd;" in my code, as that causes a compile fail, and allows me
> to jump back to where I was. 8-)
>
> Anyway, I'd be interested to know what others think, perhaps we can give Tim some
> suggestions on how to make EWB much better beyond the big features.
>
> /Matthew Jones/
>
Dare I say...code completion?

That being said, I wouldn't wish that monster of a task on my worst enemy.
Thu, Jul 11 2013 2:14 PMPermanent Link

Matthew Jones

> Dare I say...code completion?

Well, I too would love that, but as you say it would be a big task. I was sort of
thinking of small things, but I have to say that I'd forgo my wish for code
completion. 8-)

/Matthew Jones/
Thu, Jul 11 2013 4:48 PMPermanent Link

Dan

Fiscalsoft

On 7/11/2013 2:14 PM, (Matthew Jones) wrote:
>> Dare I say...code completion?
>
> Well, I too would love that, but as you say it would be a big task. I was sort of
> thinking of small things, but I have to say that I'd forgo my wish for code
> completion. 8-)
>
> /Matthew Jones/
>
Lol, that comment was made half tongue-in-cheek.  It'd be nice but I
have much more realistic expectations.

I honestly think that if I had one suggestion it would be for less
limited styling options.  The theme editor is great, but creating a new
theme (from scratch at least) is a heavy task to surmount.  I've had
some success altering existing themes, however.

This would actually be a great first avenue for us users to begin
contributing the community by creating some custom themes and sharing
them as a few folks have done already.  Then again, I think I speak for
us all when I say, "If only there were more hours in the day..."
Thu, Jul 11 2013 5:46 PMPermanent Link

Steve Gill

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Code completion would be number 1 on my list.  A drop down calendar component, a navigation bar component for moving between pages in an application (like on a website), and a tab control would be on my wish list too.  I agree that an easier way to create themes would be great.

-Steve
Fri, Jul 12 2013 1:38 AMPermanent Link

Christian Kaufmann

>If there was one thing you'd really like in EWB, that would make it really better
>for you, what would it be? As a user, the thing I want is better navigation, but

Yes indeed. I don't like to touch the mouse. The following keyboard
short cut I miss most:

Ctrl-F4: To close one Tab
Ctrl-Shift-C:  for class completion
Ctrl-Shift-UP / Ctrl-Shift-DOWN: to navigate between definition and
implementation. I think, this one comes from GExperts.
Ctrl-F12: Works, but I would like to see the library units and
incremental search for unit name.
Ctrl-T: Should delete like in Delphi, only after the cursor, not
before the cursor.
Ctrl-Left / Ctrl-Right: Doesn't stop at line ends (like Delphi)

cu Christian
Fri, Jul 12 2013 2:57 AMPermanent Link

Ronald

After installing version build 2 I get the error: Illegal argument at Line
1. Even if I comment out all my code it still exists. If I install build 1
there is no error.

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If there was one thing you'd really like in EWB, that would make it really
better
for you, what would it be? As a user, the thing I want is better navigation,
but
the one thing that would have a big impact is being able to search for the
current
selection.

At the moment, I find I often find I want to go to the location of a
function or
reference, so I need to search for it. The easiest way is to copy the
selection to
the clipboard with Ctrl-C, then Ctrl-F for find, then Ctrl-V to paste it. I
then
have to move to the top, and search. Now, this works, but it would be so
much
better without the copy so that I can use the clipboard for better things.

I also often type "ddd;" in my code, as that causes a compile fail, and
allows me
to jump back to where I was. 8-)

Anyway, I'd be interested to know what others think, perhaps we can give Tim
some
suggestions on how to make EWB much better beyond the big features.

/Matthew Jones/
Fri, Jul 12 2013 5:38 AMPermanent Link

Christian Kaufmann

Shame on me. I just installed the new build and only these are not
done yet:

>Ctrl-Shift-C:  for class completion
>Ctrl-F12: incremental search for unit name.
>Ctrl-T: Should delete like in Delphi, only after the cursor, not
>before the cursor.
>Ctrl-Left / Ctrl-Right: Doesn't stop at line ends (like Delphi)

Btw: Great work the new build. Thanks Tim!

cu Christian
Fri, Jul 12 2013 7:12 AMPermanent Link

Matthew Jones

> Ctrl-Left / Ctrl-Right: Doesn't stop at line ends (like Delphi)

Funny, but the Ctrl-Left non-standard behaviour would be good to fix. It always
seems to go one "word" too far initially. My muscle memory is used to doing
Ctrl-Left and immediately Ctrl-Right...

/Matthew Jones/
Fri, Jul 12 2013 7:12 AMPermanent Link

Matthew Jones

> After installing version build 2 I get the error: Illegal argument
> at Line 1. Even if I comment out all my code it still exists. If I
> install build 1 there is no error.

I would suggest that a new post would be better than a comment, but I've had no
issues. Have a look down the change history to see if any relate to your use. It
sounds to me like either you have some code that is interpreted differently - I
find even a missing semi-colon can cause an "major" error sometimes - but also that
events are correct. An incorrect event, like it doesn't exist, usually triggers
this line 1 error.

/Matthew Jones/
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