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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 19, 2012

Remove restriction on keys that can be associated to actions in LPEX

Assigning keyboard shorcuts to Lpex actions does not work for somme key combinations such as c-multiply (ctrl Numpad *) or in the lpex or seu profiles c-V (ctrl-v).

It happens because of conflicting Eclipse key bindings. Lpex provides a way to override for some key combinations but not all.
In the General/Keys preference page, for the key combinations used by default in the different Lpex profiles, LPEX provides commands that are named the same as the LPEX keyboard shortcut identifier.
For instance, looking at the Ctrl-V binding we can see that it is bound to:
Command When
--------- ----------------------
c-v LPEX/vi
Page Down LPEX/emacs
Paste In Dialogs and Windows

By default, when editing RPGLE and other IBM i members, the When is "LPEX/seu" so the general Eclipse Paste is run, not c-v so any action associated to c-v in the LPEX Editor/User Key Actions is not run.
In this particular case, because the c-v command exists in the General/Keys preferences, I can copy it and set "LPEX/seu" as the When. However not all Lpex key identifiers have corresponding commands, for instance c-multiply does not exists. That means we cannot override the key binding when in LPEX/anything and the choice becomes either not associate that key to a LPEX action or remove the conflicting Eclipse binding and loose functionality in other parts of Eclipse (in this example when editing Java).

This RFE is asking to be able to assign all key combinations that have identifiers in LPEX and have them work when in LPEX. One method would be by providing Key commands for all of them, but, as long as it does not delay implementation, other methods that would mean having only one preference page to set Keys are ok.

Use Case:

We have created our own plugin that has new Lpex actions and users want to assign some of these actions to keys and some of the "obvious" key combinations cannot be used.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Apr 28, 2020

    This RFE has been re-evaluated.  Due to the relatively low number of votes, this RFE is now being declined.

  • 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
    Jul 19, 2012

    This RFE will be under consideration for a future release. Status has been updated to Uncommitted Candidate.

  • Guest
    Jun 1, 2012

    This RFE is consistent with our strategy and product roadmap and IBM is continuing to evaluate.