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RDi (Rational Developer for i)

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RDI: Source window should not be closed before saving of the source is completed

After editing a source in the Remote System Explorer and hitting "X" to close it, then I'm asked if I want to save the changes. Clicking on Yes it closes the source window after a short time. I then expect that it has finished saving the source an...
over 3 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 8 Future consideration

Shortcut for iProject Remote Action - Compile

We are using iProjects and have to compile a single source with Remote Actions - Compile, but there's actually no shortcut for it.(We cant't use Project build (Alt+Shift+B) ). You have to right-click to open context-menu, then left-click "Remote A...
almost 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Enable RDi to support leading and/or trailing comments on statements.

RDi hovering reveals comments when they "lead" a line of code. This works great. Some developers code "trailing" comments. Could RDi employ a preference to control the scope of comments included in a hover window? Use Case: Example. Here is a dcl-...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

Freely Choose Tab Color for Members in LPEX

The user should be able to set the color of an LPEX tab. Example: When working on a customer management application, one could color all members (RPG, DDS, CL etc.) that belong to processing the customer list in one color and the ones that belong ...
about 1 year ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

Drag and Drop Procedures in RDI from the outline view

Drag and Drop Procedures in RDI from the outline view to help refactor code. Use Case: It would be helpful to be able to move RPG procedures in the source code using the outline view instead of resorting to moving it manually. I've found it quite ...
about 5 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

RDi - Dual Objects Table view or ability to have more than one Object Table view open

Create a "Dual Objects View" which consists of two linked Object Tables where you can select objects from two different filters. The two tables should be "linked" by object/member name - so that it is possible to compare sources and/or objects bet...
over 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 2 Future consideration

RDi: display the text everywhere.

Please, display the item's text description everywhere there's a list, for example in RSE or remote search result, exactly like in table view, because it's very hard working on hundreds of items with only 10 charachters. I'm working on Rdi 9.5. Us...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 5 Future consideration

Auto pull in binding directory and copy files for procedures

As soon as you reference a procedure, the binding directory and copy file is auto included in the source. Use Case: If I started typing toUpperCase and I have not bound to my Textutils binding directory or included the copy file that we have the o...
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 6 Future consideration

RDi: Add templates for CL and DDS

We have a number of templates which we use for the creation of new programs and display files, and having discovered templates within RDi, wanted to transfer them into RDi so they are at every developer's fingertips. Unfortunately, there's no supp...
almost 2 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 1 Future consideration

RDi <End> behavior

<End> key should not consider white space when moving to the end of the line. This is especially troublesome when breaking a line up or cutting + pasting. Use Case: editing code
over 4 years ago in IBM i / RDi (Rational Developer for i) 4 Future consideration