[Lazarus] Building Lazarus SVN on Mac OS X 10.4 intel

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Thu Apr 2 12:50:41 CEST 2009

Why not to use the Status bar for that ? It also can remain there as long as
you inside the method etc..

I suggested an idea that was rejected by most people on this list: have an
ability to split the editor, I use it in VIM for example when I need to see
additional information without loosing my main work area.


On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 12:42 PM, Graeme Geldenhuys
<graemeg.lists at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I often have large classes that are bigger than what the source editor
> can display at once.  I'm mainly talking about tiOPF project here.
> Anyway, I receive patches for large methods and use the IDE 'goto
> line' command to maybe review or modify a received patch.  Again, the
> IDE only shows me lines of code, I can't clearly see which class I am
> currently working in. Ctrl+Shift+UpArrow doesn't reveal this info
> either, because again the class declaration is large and doesn't fit
> into the source editor all at once.
> Is there a way to quickly see what class I am currently in without
> loosing my current position in the source code?  I was thinking of
> maybe some editor shortcut that could display for a few seconds the
> classname in the top right corner of the editor and then simply fade
> away. Is this possible? Is there already something similar in Lazarus
> IDE or another way of know what class I am currently in?
> I remember in the VB6 days, there was two edit fields above the
> editor. One listed the module or class (I think) and the other listed
> the procedure you were in. So clearly knowing where you are is handy
> to more than just me. :-)
> Regards,
>  - Graeme -
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