Wish I would rather have bookmarks than edit history

Discussion in 'Bugs & wishlist' started by PhilipBrown, Jul 4, 2015.

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Which would you rather have?

  1. Edit History (yellow and green bar on left of editor)

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  2. Bookmarks (as in B4A version 4)

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  1. PhilipBrown

    PhilipBrown Active Member Licensed User

    I think one reason that bookmarks were removed in Version 5 was a column showing edit history was added to the left of the edit area and there is not room to have this as well as a bookmarks column.

    Personally I do not attach any value to the edit history, but I find it very difficult to work without bookmarks.

    So please can we have our bookmarks back?
     
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  2. qle

    qle Member Licensed User

    +1
    History navigation (Alt+n) helps a little, but would like bookmarks back as well.
     
  3. JohnCody

    JohnCody Active Member Licensed User

    Erel,

    Is there any update on when you might be adding the "bookmarks" feature back into B4A?
     
  4. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    It might be added in the future. There is no ETA for this. Sorry.
     
  5. JohnCody

    JohnCody Active Member Licensed User

    Is there any update on adding a bookmark feature, or at least a hint why it is a difficult feature to add?

    Even if the bookmarks weren't persistent between IDE sessions (like VB6), it would still be better then no bookmarks at all :)
     
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  6. vecino

    vecino Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Still no news on bookmarks?
     
  7. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    See post #4.
     
  8. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    I will describe the currently available navigation related features:

    1. Alt + Left / Alt + Right - Moves backwards and forwards based on the navigation stack. This is useful to jump back and forth between the last recent subs.

    2. Alt + N - Opens the navigation stack menu. You can then choose the location with the up and down keys.

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    3. If you are working on two locations in the same module then you can split the code editor (it can be split again vertically):

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    4. If you are working with multiple modules:

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    5. Ctrl + E - searches for sub or module. Very useful when working with large projects.

    6. F7 - Find all references. Not exactly related to navigation but is also useful when working with large projects.

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    7. Ctrl + Click on any sub or variable to jump to the declaration location.

    8. Ctrl + F - Index based quick search. If you really miss the bookmark feature then you can easily implement a similar solution (actually better) with comments such as:
    'b_1
    'b_2

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    Now you just need to press on Ctrl + F and enter b_ (if it is not already there).
     
  9. vecino

    vecino Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Sorry, I know very little English, what ETA mean?
    Thanks and regards.
     
  10. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    It means that there is no published release date for the bookmarks feature (if it will ever be added).
     
  11. vecino

    vecino Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Thanks and regards.
     
  12. James Chamblin

    James Chamblin Active Member Licensed User

    How is this done? I cannot find any command to split the window.
     
  13. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Drag the small white bar that is above the scrollbar arrow.

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    Note that there is another one in the bottom left corner (for vertical splitting).
     
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  14. klaus

    klaus Expert Licensed User

    B4A Beginner's Guide chapter 4.2.1 Split the code area.
     
  15. MarcoRome

    MarcoRome Expert Licensed User

    Hi all. "Beginner's Guide" Edition 3.2 ( Last update: 2015.12.08 )
    i see this:
    bookmark.png

    What mean ??
    That Bookmark comeback on the new version or what ??
    Thank you
    Marco
     
  16. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    As the first sentence says: bookmarks no longer exist since B4A v5.0.
     
  17. MarcoRome

    MarcoRome Expert Licensed User

    So just curiosity why is present on the manual ( Also Demo is Rel. 5 right ) ?
     
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  18. stevel05

    stevel05 Expert Licensed User

    If you haven't seen it I'm getting along fine with Erel's suggestion of using comments and the search function. Sorry I can't find the post to link to, but add lines like:
    Code:
    'b_ Comment
    and search(Ctrl + F) for "'b_" will list all of the 'b_ 's and comments, so you get a structure as well.
     
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  19. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    It is point #8 in my long post (it is Ctrl + F not F7).
     
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  20. stevel05

    stevel05 Expert Licensed User

    Oh, yes. I thought I saw it somewhere else as well. But well worth re-iterating.
     
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