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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 7, 2015

Move selected (highlighted) block using the TAB key

While creating or modifying code (any language) where indentation is a good practice to visually structure the body of the entire program or scrip, this feature will facilitate the opportunity to massive move a block at once and not line per line how it is done today.

Use Case:

During Editing code or visualizing a debug run.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    May 3, 2016

    Sorry I did not answer to the inquiry before.

    While I was off I learned the described method. I still think it would be cooler if you just mark the block and use tab or arrows (perhaps ctrl+arrows) to move the entire block. It more standard compare with the existing editor in the market.

    Not a priority, I understand.

    Thanks a lot!!!!

  • Guest
    Nov 5, 2015

    The information that we requested to clarify this enhancement request
    -- Would the following RFE be sufficient to address your scenario? --
    was not provided so the RFE is being closed.

  • Guest
    Nov 4, 2015

    There are 2 ways to do this right now, FYI.

    Line Command RR
    On the far left of the source, you see the line numbers column. If you position the cursor on the first line you wish to move, then type "RR" (to move right) or "LL" (to move left) and the number of spaces to move (i.e. RR4), then go to the last line that you wish to move and type "RR" in the line column there, then hit "Enter", and all of the text in the block will move the number of spaces specifed. You can move a single line right or left the same way, but instead of two Rs or Ls, just type a single R or L and the number of spaces to move (i.e. L6).

    Line Selection with Alt+F7/Alt+F8
    Select an entire line using one of two methods:
    A. Hold the Ctrl key and double click the line
    B. Place cursor on the line and press Alt+L
    Once you have a line selected, optionally select other lines by hold the shift key and using your arrow keys, or holding the shift key and click the last line of the block you wish to move. After you have all of the lines you wish to move selected, hold Alt+F7 to move left, or Alt+F8 to move right.

    I know neither of these are the Tab key, but I thought I'd at least tell you about these if you were not aware of them. The second method is the easiest.

  • Guest
    Sep 14, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Programming Languages
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Developer for Power Systems

  • Guest
    Aug 13, 2015

    Would the following RFE be sufficient to address your scenario?