Caret indicator with OVR set and some text selected may cause confusion

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Posted 9 years ago by Erwin Liong
Version: 15.1.0622
Platform: .NET 4.0
Environment: Windows 7 (64-bit)


On a Syntax Editor, if I have some text selected and the Insert pressed (IsOverwriteModeActiveChanged set), the cursor is still set to blinking with a shaded rectangle (overwrite cursor). If some text are selected, any text typed should be replacing the selected text. The blinking cursor at the next character from the selected text blocks may confuse user, giving them the impression of which that character will also be replaced (when they really will not).


On Visual Studio, the cursor at the caret position blinks with the overwrite cursor when OVR is set but no text is selected. When some text are selected, the cursor does not indicate the shaded rectangle overwrite cursor even if the OVR is set.


Can this be fixed?

Thank you.

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Answer - Posted 9 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA

Hi Erwin,

Thanks for the suggestion.  We'll update it for the next maintenance release.

Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v24.1.2) was released 3 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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