Quirkiness surrounding with statements and intellisense

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Posted 9 years ago by Steven Nielson - Software Developer Lead, Microfocus
Version: 4.0.0284
Platform: Products
Environment: Windows XP (32-bit)
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1. Open sample application.
2. Select .NET Language Reflection QuickStart
3. Select AnotherInheritedControl.vb tab
4. Select all text and delete
5. Paste the following code snippet:

Imports System

Public Module Main
Public Sub Main()
dim arr() as String = {"Hello", "World" }
With arr

End With
End Sub
End Module

6. Type a . at the end of the With arr line
7. Verify that no intellisense is reported
8. Remove . from the line
9. Comment out End With statement
10. Repeat line 6
11. Verify that intellisense is now reported

I have also seen some cases where starting a line with a . inside of the with block does not bring up the intellisense of the with item. I have not been able to reproduce a simple example for this yet, but it is definitely repeatable with the more complicated example. Here is my current usage:

Imports System
Imports SilkTest.Ntf

Public Module Main
Public _desktop As Desktop = Agent.Desktop

Public Sub Main()
With _desktop.Window("Untitled - Notepad")
.TextField().TypeKeys("Foo")
.MenuItem("About Notepad").Select()
.Dialog("About Notepad").PushButton("OK").Select()
End With
End Sub
End Module

I can only get intellisense on the With _desktop.Window("Untitled - Notepad"). line if I comment out the End With statement. I can not get intellisense inside of the With block when starting a line with . operator. Also, the .TextField(). gives me the static class members, but not the instance members. If I were to write the line _desktop.Window("Untitled - Notepad").TextField(). , I would get all of my instance members as well.

Comments (1)

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

Thanks for the note, we've improved IntelliPrompt in unterminated statement blocks for the next maintenance release.


Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v2018.1 build 0341) was released 3 months ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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