Maximize the source code editor view

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Maximize the source code editor view

Post by KristianKarl » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:43 pm

Hi,

First of all, thanks for a truly great piece of software. I've been looking for some time for a good C++ IDE. I tried Eclipse CDT and Netbeans and Code::Blocks. But this software really did it for me. It's fast, it's easy to work with. So, keep up the good work :-)

Anyways, now to my question. (I've searched the forum for a previous question regarding this topic, but did not find any). I miss the functionality of maximizing the source code editor view. I need to do this from time to time to get a better view of the code, and the quickly restore the view. For example, in Eclipse I double-click on the tab of the view, and the view gets maximized. Double-click again, and the view gets restored.

Have I missed something? Can I do something similar today in CodeLite?

/Kristian

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Re: Maximize the source code editor view

Post by eranif » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:04 pm

You will surprised, but many of codelite features actually were inspired by Eclipse / Visual Studio

For example: Ctrl-Shift-O (view current file layout), or Ctrl-Shift-R (open resource) etc.

Another feature taken from eclipse is Ctrl-M (maximize the active editor view) - I did not copy the double-click way of doing it but only the Ctrl-M (you can achieve the maximize effect using Ctrl-M in eclipse too)

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Re: Maximize the source code editor view

Post by KristianKarl » Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:24 pm

Thank you! Ctrl+M will do nicely!

/Regards Kristian

PS: Yes, I do see Visual Studio here and there!. And that's the way to go. Pick the good stuff from different sources, and put it all together. Good work! DS

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Re: Maximize the source code editor view

Post by kspes » Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:19 pm

good to know! I mostly just show/hide the output window since I'm on a widescreen monitor most of the time.
Visual studio is a good ide to get ideas from, they've made some nice things, but I'm dissatisfied with many other VC++ features compared to CodeLite.

What's surprising is that Visual C# for example works almost flawlessly, code completion in C# virtually never fails whilst in VC++ it's preety bad.

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Re: Maximize the source code editor view

Post by eranif » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:16 pm

kspes wrote:code completion in C# virtually never fails whilst in VC++ it's preety bad.
Parsing C# is piece of cake comparing to parsing C++ - this is why completion of C# is superior to C++.
Also, C# like Java were built around tools, they are very much IDEs friendly, you cant say that on C++

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Re: Maximize the source code editor view

Post by kspes » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:04 pm

Agreed, c# is much simpler but it doesnt excuse microsofts intellisense. Its not horrible but has many problems and personally i havent seen improvements since 6.0

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