Bookmark a method in IDE?

  1. 3 years ago

    Jay M

    24 Jan 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Austin TX

    In the IDE I find myself constantly having to go back and look up the same method again and again.

    Is there any way to bookmark a method or a project item in the IDE?

  2. Dave S

    24 Jan 2017 San Diego, California USA

    right click in the code gutter... Select "TURN BOOKMARK ON"
    to use them... PROJECT -> BOOKMARKS ->

  3. Jay M

    24 Jan 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Austin TX

    Cool Thanks Dave.

    That gets me code. Can I bookmark Webpages?

  4. Tim P

    24 Jan 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Rochester, NY

    [joke about using your web browser]

  5. Joseph E

    24 Jan 2017 Pre-Release Testers CA

    Wow, missed the release notes on that feature. I didn't know those were even there.... After playing with these is there a way to show all the bookmarks without going up to Project > Bookmarks > Show All ?

    It would be great if there was a button on the bottom of the find window next to the search, warning and messages button to show the bookmarks. Perhaps a switch on the navigator to only show bookmarks to allow focus on areas of interest. The ability to rename them might be nice too.

    Regardless, this is great. Thanks Xojo.

  6. Julian S

    24 Jan 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro UK
    Edited 3 years ago

    @Dave S right click in the code gutter... Select "TURN BOOKMARK ON"
    to use them... PROJECT -> BOOKMARKS ->

    You can also use Option-click on macos or CTRL+click on windows to set these or the keyboard shortcut listed in the menu.

    Nice feature, but they forgot to add a keyboard shortcut for Project->Bookmarks-Show All :( 3 clicks to show bookmarks, or 1 scroll and 1 click to find the method ;)

  7. Julian S

    24 Jan 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro UK
    Edited 3 years ago

    Feature request for shortcuts to Show All Feedback Case #46713

  8. Norman P

    24 Jan 2017 Xojo Inc, Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Seeking work. npalardy@great-w...

    Feedback Case #6649

  9. Julian S

    24 Jan 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro UK
    Edited 3 years ago

    @Norman P Feedback Case #6649

    Hmmmm

    DoCommand "FindAllBookmarks"

    Now to try and assign this to a keyboard shortcut :)

  10. Norman P

    24 Jan 2017 Xojo Inc, Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Seeking work. npalardy@great-w...

    On OS X you can

  11. Julian S

    24 Jan 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro UK

    @Norman P On OS X you can

    Tease :(

  12. Norman P

    24 Jan 2017 Xojo Inc, Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Seeking work. npalardy@great-w...

    OS X has a system wide built in means for users to assign short cut keys globally or per application
    That Windows doesn't isn't our fault - petition MS for it :)

  13. 2 weeks ago

    Maximilian T

    Jan 13 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Europe, Germany, Berlin

    Just wanted to try using bookmarks for the first time in my long Xojo life. Alas, the menu item Project->Bookmarks->Turn On is disabled (Xojo 2019r3 web project / Mac OS X 10.15.1). Right click a method - nothing about bookmarks appears in the context menu.

    I'm waging a life long war against disabling controls without telling the user why s/he is not allowed to use a particular feature...
    So here I am - in what way do I offend the Xojo IDE gods by wanting to use that feature?

  14. Maximilian T

    Jan 13 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Europe, Germany, Berlin
    Edited 2 weeks ago

    Ah, now I found it. Need to right click on the code pane directly. Not sure why the context menu item "add bookmark" would appear only if you click directly on the code pane, but not if you right click on the method list or select the project->bookmarks menu item. What I didn't realise is that bookmarks are like breakpoints, you bookmark a line of code, not the entire method. The user guide actually explains (https://docs.xojo.com/UserGuide:Code_Editor#Breakpoints_and_Bookmarks ) this so my rambling might not be entirely warranted. Still - never simply disable your controls or menu items if it is not entirely clear why that would be...

  15. Beatrix W

    Jan 13 Pre-Release Testers, Third Party Store Europe (Germany)

    The IDE has some strange ideas when it should be possible to do something and when not. I never understood why I need to have a method in a class before I can copy a new method into the class and so on.

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