Author Topic: v11 Features  (Read 7060 times)

Thom Little

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v11 Features
« on: July 11, 2006, 02:29:50 pm »
The absolute hottest feature in v11 is the "object matching as you type capability".  At 3 AM having it identify the <table that matches the </table that I am in the process of tying is simply great. When telling people about the features in v11 this is the first one I mention.  I tell them if they use it for 30 seconds they will never want to be without it again.  It isn't mentioned in the release notes.

As one who has entered into the "brace matching" discussions for years in another editor I can tell you that this solution is simply elegant.

Is there a list of "neat new stuff in v11" that lists all the "neat new stuff in v11"?

... Thom

Phil Barila

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Re: v11 Features
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2006, 05:36:02 pm »
When you have "Show info for symbol under mouse" turned on, in the popup for functions has a little green arrow that takes you to the prototype.  It's not everything that I want, but it's a start!

ScottW, VP of Dev

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Re: v11 Features
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2006, 08:24:19 pm »
I'm glad you like the new matching feature.  It is mentioned in the release notes as "Matching parentheses are highlighted with a user-definable color. Position the cursor on or next to the parens (or brackets...) to highlight them."

OK, this goes beyond parentheses. We're trying to do better at listing enhancements. Major feature are listed in the Getting Started Guide, located in the "docs" subdirectory of your SlickEdit installation. Minor enhancements are listed in the readme file, which can now be accessed by selecting Help > About SlickEdit and then clicking the "Release Notes" tab.

Looks like we still need to do a better job describing new features.

--Scott

Thom Little

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Re: v11 Features
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2006, 03:53:31 am »
This feature is so  hot it needs to be at the top of the list.  Many people have been debating for years how to do it.  Your solution is simply elegant.

BTW ... sometimes it "doesn't match" and is corrected with a reload.

... Thom

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Bug: Auto-matching turns off sometimes (was Re: v11 Features)
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2006, 01:02:07 pm »
This feature is so  hot it needs to be at the top of the list.  Many people have been debating for years how to do it.  Your solution is simply elegant.

It's so hot that I have subconciously started relying on it.  That may sound like damning with faint praise, but I actually mean it as a HUGE compliment.  The feature has been written in a way that is very useful but completely unobtrusive.  Nicely done!

BTW ... sometimes it "doesn't match" and is corrected with a reload.

I've noticed that too.  In fact, it was when it stopped working that I realized I'd started relying on it.

I've noticed the problem in JSP files where I have mixed HTML, Java, and JavaScript.  If I have code like this:

Code: [Select]
<table>
    <tr>
        <td></td>
    </tr>
</table>

and I add something like
Code: [Select]
<%= someObject.getSomeProperty()%> to the <td></td> line, the feature stops working.  In fact, it has changed the document's mode (visible via the Document --> Select Mode menu item) from HTML to Java, which I believe is the source of the problem.  Simply changing mode back to HTML doesn't work; as Thom noted, you have to close the file and reopen it.