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Posted 6 years ago by Arturo Torres Sánchez
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Hello. I recently downloaded Code Writer and I really enjoy it, specially because I try to use Windows Store apps as much as possible.

I have a suggestion for a feature that I think most IDEs already have: collapsing and expanding the outline.

Here's an example. Imagine you have this C# code:

public class Person
{
    public string Name { get; set; }
    public int Age { get; set; }

    public void Walk(int meters)
    {
        //Do some walking
    }
}

So, if you collapse the Walk method, you would end up with something like this:

public class Person
{
    public string Name { get; set; }
    public int Age { get; set; }

    public void Walk(int meters) {...}
}

 

Doing this it's easier to browse through large files while looking at all properties and methods of a class.

This also works with other languages, but C# is the one I use most.

 

I hope you can implement this. Ask me if you need more information.

[Modified 6 years ago]

Comments (4)

Answer - Posted 6 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Arturo,

We haven't yet updated Code Writer to make use of our SyntaxEditor .NET Languages Add-on for WinRT.  Once we do, you will get a bunch of advanced editing features for C# and VB, such as code outlining, text formatting, and automated IntelliPrompt.


Actipro Software Support

Posted 6 years ago by Arturo Torres Sánchez
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I didn't know that, but it's great!

I'll just wait for the new version, then.

Posted 6 years ago by Michael Koehler
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The blog implies this was added, but I don't see it in 2.3 for a .cs file.  Am I missing something?

Thanks.

Posted 6 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Michael,

Sorry but we haven't included the .NET Languages Add-on in Code Writer as of yet so that feature isn't available in C# right now.


Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v3.3.0029) was released 10 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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