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    What do these options do in the editor?

    - Maintain line length on mouse click
    - Animate Delay

    Thanks!




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    Troy King
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  • #2
    Troy,

    - Maintain line length on mouse click automatically moves the cursor
    to the end of the line when you click the left mouse button.

    - Animate Delay is used when debugging is on, helps you see the
    current code executed.



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    • #3
      Greg, thanks. I tried to figure out the maintain line length
      bit, but I guess I kept clicking past the end of the line

      Thanks again.

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      • #4
        Well, I'm still not clear on animate delay. I've tried
        several settings and can't see how the debugger acts
        differently. Can you give me an idea of what I'm looking
        for? Thanks again Sorry to be a pain about it.

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        • #5
          Try using the Animate feature in the Debug menu of the debugger... the delay in the Options dialog sets the step rate for it.


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          • #6
            Oh my God, that's the coolest thing I've ever seen! How many
            times have I looked past that in the Debugger?

            Wow!

            BTW, Thanks Lance




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            • #7
              My thoughts exactly!

              now, can you save the debugger settings too? like all your watch vars?

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              Paul Dwyer
              Network Engineer
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              • #8
                Not at the moment. That's on the wish list.

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                • #9
                  The Animate Delay option should probably be renamed to something
                  else, perhaps "Debugger Step Rate Delay". Even after
                  receiving an explanation in a previous thread I still didn't get
                  it. I envisioned something like a little animated cursor, in
                  place of an hour glass, that would keep me distracted while
                  I waited (the debugger does get slow sometimes, even on my fast
                  computer). This of course did not seem interesting enough for
                  me to give it a try. If Troy had not re-asked, I probably still
                  wouldn't get it.

                  Furthermore, it was still not clear what values could be entered.
                  1000 (milliseconds) didn't do anything. Perhaps it's in seconds.
                  But entering 1 (second) didn't seem to do anything. Nor did ".1".
                  Or maybe one should enter "Yes" in the box? (I didn't actually
                  try all of the above, but each one seemed plausible enough). I
                  was determined to figure it out only after the description in
                  this thread. Apparently, you also have to select Animate while
                  in the Debugger for it to do its thing. I hope the help file
                  will clearly highlight things like this in the next version.

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                  • #10
                    Wouldn't it be kewl if the debugger (which I use extensively) was
                    also equipped with a "read/write Break" feature?

                    Wesley

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                    • #11
                      I would have thought that since the Animate delay is a debug setting it would be on a menu in the debug window so you could change it as needed while debugging.

                      (And then document it but I'm saving that whinge for another thread)


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                      • #12
                        Folks, your points are well noted!!! Thanks!

                        And yes, the debugger will be (better!) documented in the next update to the doc's!

                        BTW, the Animate Delay is measured in milliseconds.




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                        • #13
                          Hi Lance,

                          I will see in the next update:

                          PBCC & PBDLL:

                          1. Support longfile names for Win95/98/NT/2000/ME
                          2. Full 32 bit editor IDE
                          3. Full 32 bit Compiler/Debugger
                          4. Unlimited lines of code in the editor

                          Greets
                          Stephane


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by stephane fonteyne:
                            I will see in the next update:
                            PBCC & PBDLL:
                            1. Support longfile names for Win95/98/NT/2000/ME
                            PB/DLL and PB/CC applications already support LFN's. LFN support in the IDE is already on the "wish list". Thanks!

                            2. Full 32 bit editor IDE
                            The IDE *is* already a full 32-bit editor.

                            3. Full 32 bit Compiler/Debugger
                            The debugger (built into the IDE) is 32-bit.

                            Whether the compiler is 16-bit or 32-bit is technically irrelevent - being a 16-bit compiler does not mean the compiler can't be changed to compile incredibly large applications. In fact, such extensions are on the "wish list" too!



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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by stephane fonteyne:

                              I will see in the next update:

                              [/B]
                              Sound very sure, know something we don't


                              You'd think after this many years in Japan that I could resist the temtation to make comments like that... oh well, what can I say
                              Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi



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                              Paul Dwyer
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                              • #16
                                I believe Stephane uses the word 'will' as in "he is exerting his will upon us"... you could probably substitute the phrase "want to see" in place of 'will'.



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                                • #17
                                  Lance,

                                  "wil" in Dutch literally means "want". So he "wants" to see these things, but in this context I think it can be read as "would like to".

                                  Still, even in Dutch (technically he appears to be a Dutch speaking Belgian with a French first name) it sounds strange to write your requests using "want".

                                  Peter.


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                                  • #18
                                    Here's a wish for the Animate feature. When it's in the
                                    "animate" mode, I would like to be able to either slow it
                                    down or speed it up as I'm going. Perhaps I'd press the "+"
                                    key to skim through some of the parts, and I'd press the
                                    "-" key when I reach a part that I want to analyze more
                                    carefully. I'd like to press the "Pause" key to pause, and
                                    then press it again to resume the "animation".

                                    Also, there's a "Goto Line" feature. I'd also like a
                                    "Run to Line" feature (a cross between "Goto Line" and
                                    "Run to Cursor"). And the status bar of the debugger
                                    should show the current line number. Some of these features
                                    might not as necessary if the debugger is made a lot more
                                    navigable.

                                    I know I mentioned a number of wishlist items for the debugger.
                                    I started searching the forum to make sure I'm not repeating
                                    features I might have mentioned before, but then I stopped.
                                    Hopefully the ideas above are fresh ones that I haven't
                                    mentioned. Perhaps a Wishlist/Suggestion forum section might
                                    help us quickly check to see what's been covered already
                                    before submitting new ideas. (Maybe at this stage most of the
                                    ideas for the next version might have been covered, but it's
                                    just an idea. I do have more wishlist items to post though,
                                    once I get around to organizing the list).

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