In the good old days of Real Basic 9, the button bar was configurable,
and I used this feature to set up the buttons I required.
I never used Back & Forward, so they went to be replaced with Build & Stop.
I had hoped that the XOJO compiler had this feature, but it has been dropped.
Maybe someone thought they knew better what the users wanted?
I queried this and a feature request was recommended. So here we go:
Looking at the layout, I presume that some buttons are not shown, depending
on the features you are paying for. Even so, I should like to have all the
buttons (apart from Library & Inspector) to be configurable.
I can understand buttons like Upgrade being there short term, but it’s not
something I am ever likely to use. Buttons for your web site and the Forum
would be far more useful. (Upgrade and Feedback are already on the Help
menu, so I don’t think qualify for the button bar.
A Stop button would be good too, as the Run tab may not be visible and
you may need to stop it urgently.
Save would also be useful, I tend to save after each change. Ok, maybe not
that important, but I feel safer that way.
A small Find input field would be good too, yes I know Ctrl+F takes you there,
but the previous find text is still there and gets appended so you have to
beware. A find field in the button bar could just replace the find input
and be cleared on enter.
A button for the each of the manuals (especially the Language Reference)
would be good.
Of course, for the really advanced users, being able to enter user defined
buttons with a simple form to set the ICON, command and parameter fields
would be excellent. Being a Windows guy, I would use this to:
- Run explorer to open my XOJO software library
- Open the Registry
and run my backup software…
Something to think about?