[Lazarus] Ann: class code creation

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Tue Mar 8 09:49:45 CET 2016

On Mon, 7 Mar 2016, Jesus Reyes A. wrote:

> En Mon, 07 Mar 2016 21:21:03 -0600, Ondrej Pokorny <lazarus at kluug.net> 
> escribió:
>> I don't think this is possible or reasonable.
>> On 08.03.2016 2:39, Dmitry Boyarintsev wrote:
>>> procedure TClass.Test(y: integer);
>>> begin
>>>  x private|:= y;
>>> end;
>> One problem is that CodeTools need valid syntax in front of y to evaluate 
>> the type of y correctly (the type that x gets).
>>> Eventually people will know the dialog well, so selecting the needed item 
>>> in the dialog might be painful.
>> Then we should do some kind of fast select possibility in the dialog.  From 
>> my point of view, typing "x private" is more paintful than writing just "x" 
>> and then selecting the section with key up/down from the dialog. If you add 
>> only private variables, you can make it the default choice (in 
>> Options->Code tools->Code creation) and then the dialog doesn't pop-up.
>> Ondrej
> Some crazy idea:
> Detect the shortcut being pressed and then start a timer, if the user 
> releases the shortcut before the timer triggers, then the user wants to use 
> the previous selection (in this case the private section for example) and 
> then no dialog is needed, if there is no previous selection or the timer 
> triggers then show the dialog. The timer interval would need to be a setting 
> so it can be adjusted by the end user. :)

No, this kind of behaviour is very confusing. Then better 2 shortcut keys:
ctrl-shift-X = create using default set in options.
ctrl-alt-X or ctrl-shift-alt-X = create and force dialog.
Or something similar.


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