[Lazarus] ide enhancement - method or cursor location belongs to what class?

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Thu Apr 2 12:28:04 CEST 2009

On Thu, 2 Apr 2009 11:42:48 +0200
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. :-)

Code explorer can follow the cursor.


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