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SlickEdit Product Discussion => SlickEdit® => Topic started by: KenM on July 11, 2006, 07:36:32 pm

Title: Feature request: show preview in Symbol window for searchs and build errors
Post by: KenM on July 11, 2006, 07:36:32 pm
I'd like the Search Results window to work like the References window- as I click on a found instance, show the file & line in the Symbols window.

Also, the Build window: if I click on a build error, show the file & line in the symbol window.

Ken
Title: Re: Feature request: show preview in Symbol window for searchs and build errors
Post by: ScottW, VP of Dev on July 11, 2006, 10:28:28 pm
We've been turning the Symbol Window into a preview window a little at a time. I think this is a great suggestion. I have filed a change request for this, but I can't say when we'll implement it.  Perhaps in v12.

--Scott
Title: Re: Feature request: show preview in Symbol window for searchs and build errors
Post by: natros on July 12, 2006, 09:41:31 am
We've been turning the Symbol Window into a preview window a little at a time. I think this is a great suggestion. I have filed a change request for this, but I can't say when we'll implement it.  Perhaps in v12.

--Scott
Is there a roadmap for v12?
What features are you planning for next version?
Title: Re: Feature request: show preview in Symbol window for searchs and build errors
Post by: ScottW, VP of Dev on July 12, 2006, 02:31:26 pm
That's a common question. Yes, there is a roadmap for v12. Unfortunately, I can't share it with you, sorry. Though we work hard to keep to an annual release cycle, the contents of a particular release changes over time. We'll start a feature only to find out it poses more difficulty than expected. Or we'll get a great idea late in the release cycle and bump an already planned feature to accomodate it.

Even on minor enhancements, I'm hesitant to say anything until they have actually been coded. We've had occaisions where we told people we'll try to include a change in a particular release and then not be able to do so, only to have them be angry because we promised we'd include it.

We're working on some ideas on how we can give customers a better sense of what's coming without revealing too much or letting people down when things change. If you have any ideas about this, I'd be delighted to hear them.

--Scott
Title: Re: Feature request: show preview in Symbol window for searchs and build errors
Post by: rwehrli on July 12, 2006, 08:24:24 pm
If you have any ideas about this, I'd be delighted to hear them.

--Scott

I doubt that I have any useful ideas about this, but I think that this forum is a great start in a positive direction.  My thinking is that this community-centric communications medium will evolve over time and in that evolution, users will be better informed on many topics beyond what's coming in future releases.  I also suspect that a lot of good ideas from the community will work their ways into the product so that we all benefit as a result of it.  I've been using SE since v3, so I know that I'm hooked!  I think that other users who are rather new to SE may find this forum is a great resource for finding a lot of cool tricks, traps and techniques for using The World's Best Code Editor!

Scott, maybe we can have a V12 SE icon "contest?"  Talk about community involvement!


Take Care.

Rob!
Title: Re: Feature request: show preview in Symbol window for searchs and build errors
Post by: natros on July 13, 2006, 08:32:34 am
Scott, maybe we can have a V12 SE icon "contest?"  Talk about community involvement!
The icon is not that bad. Another issue are the icons from class viewer that needs serious improvements.
Title: Re: Feature request: show preview in Symbol window for searchs and build errors
Post by: ScottW, VP of Dev on July 13, 2006, 01:35:43 pm
This is really great feedback. I think we worked on the class browser icons when we did the main icons, in version 10. What improvements are you looking for? When we looked at other products, they had different icons for the various entities we represent, but none of the icons we saw conveyed more meaningful information.

We're always interested in hearing how we can improve the product, and specific feedback like this really helps. Too often we get something like, "the GUI needs to be updated" and that really doesn't help us identify where the main problems are so we can tackle the most important things first.

--Scott
Title: Re: Feature request: show preview in Symbol window for searchs and build errors
Post by: rwehrli on July 13, 2006, 04:30:16 pm
Scott, maybe we can have a V12 SE icon "contest?"  Talk about community involvement!
The icon is not that bad. Another issue are the icons from class viewer that needs serious improvements.

It isn't that the icon is "bad," rather, with v12, there seems to be an "opportunity" waiting for a really cool SE icon to emerge...was my thinking.


Take Care.

Rob!