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FIDO screenshots (WARNING: large, numerous images)
Quote:With auto completion i mean that if i'm writing mys and press ctrl+space it either gives me a list of possible things i might mean or completes the word if there's only one match.
Hence where keeping a symbol list comes into play Wink and that's an interesting way of doing that...what IDE does it like that? In any event, that shouldn't be a problem.
Quote:It would also display the comment above a sub or function when i'm chosing between different matches, and of course it's parameters.
I don't know about anyone else but the tooltip above or below the current edit line has always bugged the hell out of me. I saw one IDE which put such information in the status bar which seemed a lot more unobtrusive. I suppose such a thing could be configurable. Big Grin
Quote:Nek, are you planning to put a QB -> FB converter?
I dunno how possible that's going to be but I guess I could try...
I'd knock on wood, but my desk is particle board.
VC does that as Visual Slickedit (the best IDE ever). In fact most better IDEs have this feature, but triggered by different keys i guess.

About the tooltip above showing the function declaration and possible comment above it. I find this extremly useful when i'm doing any project more then 500 lines and/or using libraries. But someone else might not, though i can't possibly understand why. So adding an option to turn it on/off is a good idea. Must features show be costumable (that includes the lines numbers to the left), that's the recipet for a good IDE imo.

Quote:And please use courier new instead of courier, please Big Grin

Oh yeah, and letting you chose font and font size is a obvious feature i guess. I can brake that IDE for you. I'm good at breaking software.

Here's an example of what i mean
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Nek, excellent job. You've moved on alot since we last spoke.

Blitz, there is aboslutely no reason for you to show the last 500 pixels of your image and completely break the template so horizontal scrolling is needed.
avinash.vora -
Yeah, the font will be changeable, either by just changing the font or by changing the theme. Right now though, neither are implemented because such bells and whistles aren't really critical to its function at the moment. The Theme Manager I've conceptualized will allow you to set up a number of different appearance options. FIDO will come with a number of additional fonts which you can install to further customize the appearance.

Most everything is customizable, because if there's one thing I can't personally stand, it's not being able to set things up my way. Which brings up an interesting question...who's for or against function isolation? I personally think it's a bad idea and so have most of the people that I've talked to on the subject, but some people deem it important or at least optional. So it will likely be an option at some point, but for now it's not implemented. It would be good to know how many people want or do not want such a feature though so I know where to put it in the list of priorities.

Oh and another issue...isolation of the program itself. Whitetiger brought up this issue to me on MSN last night. I was originally making FIDO work with the registry, but he reminded me that not everyone has poweruser access. So instead, I'm going to switch to a local INI file. This will also allow people to bring the IDE by itself on portable media (like flash drives) and not have to worry about installing it. Which brings up another issue...Visual Studio runtime modules. These should already be installed on the vast majority of modern-day computers. But those which are not will need the VS98 runtime package, which will be made available. For those who do not have them and are unable to install them...well, I'm sorry but you're going to have to wait for the FB port of FIDO, which will come once the GUI compiler is finished.

And Blitz...break away. Big Grin This thing will need a hell of a lot of stability testing and tweaking, and with it being open source, it will be much easier for changes to be made to improve it. Smile
I'd knock on wood, but my desk is particle board.
Some basic refactoring abilities would be cool. IMO such abilities are the difference between modern IDEs and simple snythax highlighting editors.
BTW most (all?) C++ IDEs are crap in sence of a real IDE so don't use them as archetype.
Refactoring abilities? Please elaborate. Big Grin And yeah...I know virtually all C++ IDEs suck, which is why I'm not modelling FIDO after one...I'm building it the way I envision an IDE, and leaving it flexible enough for others to make it work their way as well. Big Grin
I'd knock on wood, but my desk is particle board.
Omg, it's helium again. Same dude that said "I see no point in using FB, or bother learning it. It would be a waste of time. There's no point in making a 32-bit qb compatible compiler." Also, "Parsing qb syntax is easy, easier then C, there are no ambiguities.".

Well, i think Visual Slickedit is the best IDE ever for anything from asm to php. As do it's 100s of thousand users worldwide and all critics who gaves it award for best IDE. But then again, i'm sure you and stl could make a better one. It's easy right?
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No ambiguities? :o Yeah okay...and you may call me Pope Nek at our next pow-wow. :roll:
I'd knock on wood, but my desk is particle board.
Nek...release date? Progress? Anything?

I'm waiting for this...
avinash.vora -
Quote: Also, "Parsing qb syntax is easy, easier then C, there are no ambiguities.".

I never said that. C is pretty simple. I was talking about C++, and I still assert that.

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