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SlickEdit Product Discussion => SlickEdit® => Features and/or Improvements => Topic started by: rowbearto on December 20, 2019, 04:28:58 pm

Title: autolist/complete: show entries that contain substring instead of starting
Post by: rowbearto on December 20, 2019, 04:28:58 pm
When I do auto-list/complete and I'm presented with a list of candidates, the list gets narrowed down to whatever starts with, for example if I have:

structInstance.abc

The list narrows down to anything that starts with "abc", but sometimes I know "abc" is in the entry I want, but it doesn't start with "abc".

So having a way to get the list narrowed down to all entries that "contain" "abc" instead of just starting with "abc" would be very useful.
Title: Re: autolist/complete: show entries that contain substring instead of starting
Post by: Graeme on December 21, 2019, 07:03:36 am
The find symbol tool-window can do that but it lacks any way of entering a chosen symbol into your source code.  Ideally there would be a command that brings the tool-window up with any partially typed name in it and "match-substring" automatically ticked, up-arrow down-arrow keys work without having to use tab, <enter> inserts the symbol, <ctrl-enter> goes to the symbol - and if it's the name of a function, the function argument help popup comes up automatically after you insert the symbol  - and a left parenthesis is inserted automatically.
Title: Re: autolist/complete: show entries that contain substring instead of starting
Post by: Dennis on December 26, 2019, 03:49:18 pm
Just an FYI, we have an option for this on our future-feature list, scheduled behind a major amount of work to improve auto-list performance in order to support it.
Title: Re: autolist/complete: show entries that contain substring instead of starting
Post by: rowbearto on January 24, 2020, 08:33:43 pm
I vote for improvement of auto-list performance in version 25 - it does slow me down in my HUGE C++ project, would be nice if it was faster.
Title: Re: autolist/complete: show entries that contain substring instead of starting
Post by: Graeme on January 24, 2020, 10:40:26 pm
I vote for improvement of auto-list performance in version 25 - it does slow me down in my HUGE C++ project, would be nice if it was faster.
Can you give some more details on how it slows you down - do you have auto completion enabled or do you use it on demand?  Roughly how long do you have to wait - what is a typical sequence.  How long does push-tag (Ctrl-dot) take?
Title: Re: autolist/complete: show entries that contain substring instead of starting
Post by: rowbearto on January 24, 2020, 10:44:34 pm
Mainly when I type "objectinstance.", after pressing the dot I have to wait, sometimes (but rarely) even a few seconds, before I get an autolist of the struct/class members. More often it is about 1 second or so.

push-tag is pretty fast and I'm not complaining about that. autocomplete can also be slow similar to pressing dot after an object instance.