Author Topic: Does SlickEdit have 'perspectives' like eclipse?  (Read 1318 times)

rowbearto

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Does SlickEdit have 'perspectives' like eclipse?
« on: June 18, 2014, 01:13:11 pm »
Hi:

I'm in the middle of a debugging session and I want to start browsing some code and opening other files, based on the data I see during debug.

The problem is that the windows are all different, SE has switched into something like a "debug perspective" like eclipse has.

Is there a way to change SE to go back into the "regular editing/codebrowsing perspective", so that I can do my normal browsing and have the tool windows I am used to using?

Then, after my browsing, I can switch back to "Debug" perspective.

Does SE have anything like this?

Thanks,
Rob

Matthew

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Re: Does SlickEdit have 'perspectives' like eclipse?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 03:39:19 pm »
Funny you should ask this now, as we are in the midst of implementing something for v19 (SE2014) that is very similar to this. It's not 100% the same as Eclipse's "perspectives", but it will allow you to switch between a stock set of tool window layouts (or your modified version of the stock layouts).

We have not yet fully defined the behavior for switching layouts during a debug session, and if in fact a debug session will simply be one of the stock layouts that you can modify and switch in/out at will.

Another similar feature coming soon is layout preferences for floating document groups, which is an enhancement to the multiple top-level document tab groups we introduced in the SE2013 version. With this feature you'll be able to define if you want any of the standard tool windows (like Defs, Open, References, Preview, etc) to be created and docked when you create a new floating document group.

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Re: Does SlickEdit have 'perspectives' like eclipse?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 09:23:17 pm »
Hi, not sure what you're asking for but you could try my xsave_session_plus_toolbars macro here.

http://community.slickedit.com/index.php/topic,9389.0.html