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B6: Auto Complete C/C++
« on: October 24, 2014, 03:45:32 pm »
I had to do a fresh OS install this week, which also means I have a fresh install of SlickEdit.  When working with C code, I am having problems getting the Ctrl-Space auto complete to work.  I beat my space bar several times, to no avail.  Sometimes, after a few seconds, a drop down list will timidly show the auto complete options, so I excitedly think, OK must be updating tags or something, and proceed to beat on the auto complete keys again, but it refuses to auto complete, even if there is only one option in the list.  The only way I can avoid typing the full method name is to find the arrow keys and select it, or hunt down the mouse and click it.  I'm willing to concede I could have it configured wrong, but after starting with a clean fresh config on my second clean fresh install, it still behaves the same way.

Let me know if I need to provide you with any additional information, or if you would like me to try any alternate settings.


SlickEdit 2014 (v19.0.0.9 64-bit)

Serial number: FE12899_BETA
License type: Beta License
License expiration: 2014-11-20 03:10:00
License file: /opt/slickedit_beta6/bin/slickedit.lic

Build Date: September 29, 2014
Emulation: Visual Studio

OS: Linux
OS Version: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS
Kernel Level: 3.13.0-37-generic
Build Version: #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:28:38 UTC 2014
Processor Architecture: x86_64

X Server Vendor: The X.Org Foundation
Memory: 97% Load, 9847MB/10073MB Virtual
Shell Info: /opt/slickedit_beta6/bin/secsh -i
Screen Size: 1920 x 1200, 1920 x 1200

Project Type: Cpp
Language: .c (C/C++)

Installation Directory: /opt/slickedit_beta6/
Configuration Directory: /home/shadm/testconfig/19.0.0/


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Re: B6: Auto Complete C/C++
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2014, 11:12:31 pm »
Normally, there should be an error message in the message bar if Ctrl+Space fails to find any completions for the symbol under the cursor.

If not, a good test case would be the next step to reproducing the problem.


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Re: B6: Auto Complete C/C++
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2014, 03:52:56 pm »
I'm not sure how to isolate this very well, but I have attached a screen shot.  In the screen shot, you'll notice that the function I am attempting to autocomplete is within the same file as it is immediately above the function I am editing.  The project is a clean copy of the php-src project downloaded from github as a zip file and extracted locally.  I added all files in tree, using the C file types option, with some automake and make files added.  There is no error message, and as you can see, it is finding the only acceptable match to the typed text, but Ctrl-Space does nothing.  I don't know that I've ever run into this so blatantly, but I use autocomplete probably more than any other feature, so I'm certain I would have been in touch immediately if I had this problem before.

I can upload the project file or get any other information you would like, just let me know.  Thanks for your help.