Feedback from first use of CodeLite

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Feedback from first use of CodeLite

Post by kortyburns » Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:29 am

First, great work and thank you for this open source IDE !


Here is a feedback of my first use of CodeLite. I hope this will help for future improvements.

svn : svn checkout done without any problem (trunk r2543)

compilation/installation : using make -j2 caused error in compilation. I just had to recall make again and all was OK.

Using CodeLite
- Global interface :
- Toolbar : Like in CBlocks, the toolbar is big, too big. I ve changed toolbar icon size from 24 to 16 pix, but the toolbar has not resized : toolbar button have the same size as before, but the pix are now little.
- Workspace pane view listbox content : I would reduce the vertical size of each item, there is too much space between 2 items.
- Ctrl-tab : i love it, as the FIFO way to use it (last viewed code is the first Ctrl-tab will switch in).
- Code Completion : Works fine :) .
- Suggestions :
- Add CodeCompletion for class/functions with template parameters.
- Add CodeCompletion after #include directive with headers present in syspath or current source dir (depending on '<' or '"' ).
- Add "Help" like in VisualStudio : for example, when selecting a class member in VS CodeCompletion window, a hint text appears next the selected class member and displays the class member's help. I ve attached a picture showing this. VS uses MS documentation format. The one of CLite could use Doxygen's one.
- Add a definition window in output view pane, like in VStudio : when cursor is on a variable or anything, the definition window displays the definition of the variable/function/class...It is in fact an auto "jump to definition" window.
- Debugging window :Works fine, i like the hint displaying debug info when putting mouse cursor on a variable. The content of the hint can be improved : each object property could be displayed in each line, using tabulations in case of object encapsulation.
I ve not tested multithreaded env yet.

Hope this helps,
Kortyburns.
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Re: Feedback from first use of CodeLite

Post by eranif » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:47 am

kortyburns wrote:- Workspace pane view listbox content : I would reduce the vertical size of each item, there is too much space between 2 items.
of which tab? there are 5 tabs there (depends of you enabled SymbolView plugin)
kortyburns wrote:compilation/installation : using make -j2 caused error in compilation. I just had to recall make again and all was OK.
Yes, I am aware of it
kortyburns wrote:- Toolbar : Like in CBlocks, the toolbar is big, too big. I ve changed toolbar icon size from 24 to 16 pix, but the toolbar has not resized : toolbar button have the same size as before, but the pix are now little.
delete ~/.codelite/config/codelite.layout and it will be OK

kortyburns wrote:- Add CodeCompletion for class/functions with template parameters.
It does work for template (well, in most cases it does work :D), however if you tested it with STL then it probably failed
kortyburns wrote:- Add CodeCompletion after #include directive with headers present in syspath or current source dir (depending on '<' or '"' ).
Already there, have u tried: #include <CTRL+SPACE ? OR type: #include "CTRL+SPACE
kortyburns wrote:- Add "Help" like in VisualStudio : for example, when selecting a class member in VS CodeCompletion window, a hint text appears next the selected class member and displays the class member's help. I ve attached a picture showing this. VS uses MS documentation format. The one of CLite could use Doxygen's one.
A FR for this feature already exist. CodeLite do provide some doxygen help, it is disabled by default. enable it from:
settings -> tags settings and tick:
- Display comments in tooltip
- Display function calltip
- Parse comments

Retag your workspace, and try to hover classes/methods with the mouse

If you are using SVN trunk, try to update to 2457 and checkout the new 'Find In Files':
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Re: Feedback from first use of CodeLite

Post by kortyburns » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:12 pm

kortyburns wrote:- Workspace pane view listbox content : I would reduce the vertical size of each item, there is too much space between 2 items.
of which tab? there are 5 tabs there (depends of you enabled SymbolView plugin)]
I mean all tabs : for example if you use the explorer tab, the vertical margin is too big. In the same space, more files could be displayed there.
kortyburns wrote:- Toolbar : Like in CBlocks, the toolbar is big, too big. I ve changed toolbar icon size from 24 to 16 pix, but the toolbar has not resized : toolbar button have the same size as before, but the pix are now little.
delete ~/.codelite/config/codelite.layout and it will be OK
I ve done it, thanks, but the toolbar height is still too big (it s just my opinion :) ).
kortyburns wrote:- Add CodeCompletion after #include directive with headers present in syspath or current source dir (depending on '<' or '"' ).
Already there, have u tried: #include <CTRL+SPACE ? OR type: #include "CTRL+SPACE
Yes you rigth !

kortyburns wrote:- Add "Help" like in VisualStudio : for example, when selecting a class member in VS CodeCompletion window, a hint text appears next the selected class member and displays the class member's help. I ve attached a picture showing this. VS uses MS documentation format. The one of CLite could use Doxygen's one.
A FR for this feature already exist. CodeLite do provide some doxygen help, it is disabled by default. enable it from:
settings -> tags settings and tick:
- Display comments in tooltip
- Display function calltip
- Parse comments
Retag your workspace, and try to hover classes/methods with the mouse
Wonderful, thank you !
I Doxygen tags are now displayed, but only for an implementation. I mean the Doxygen hint seems not to work with functions calls. For example :

Code: Select all

#include <right_header_with_doxygen_declaration.h>

int my_func(const char* test) // mouseover here works, i see doxygen tags
{
    int rc ;
    rc = a_function_call(3) ; // mouseover here seems not to work, i see only the declaration of the function, not the doxy tags.
    ...
}

If you are using SVN trunk, try to update to 2457 and checkout the new 'Find In Files':
I ve just updated to trunk r2555, and i love this way you did !
Just one question about it : It is possible, in the scintilla editor window (where source code is displayed), to change the current cursor's line background color with a slightly other color, in order to easily detect where is the current cursor. I can be usefull when used with the Find result window.
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Re: Feedback from first use of CodeLite

Post by eranif » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:18 pm

kortyburns wrote:Just one question about it : It is possible, in the scintilla editor window (where source code is displayed), to change the current cursor's line background color with a slightly other color, in order to easily detect where is the current cursor. I can be usefull when used with the Find result window.
have u tried 'settings -> editor' in the 'Guides' tick 'highlight caret line' (you can select the colour from the colour picker on that page)

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Re: Feedback from first use of CodeLite

Post by kortyburns » Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:21 pm

have u tried 'settings -> editor' in the 'Guides' tick 'highlight caret line' (you can select the colour from the colour picker on that page)
Haha exact, it works fine, thanks.
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