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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on May 13, 2011

When positionning from error view do not automaticaly select text in editor

In RD Power, when there are compile errors they are shown in the Error list
view. When we double-click on an error in that list, the editor is positionned
to the line, column of the error.
The code in error is also selected.
However we find that it is very rare that we want to do something with the
selected text and the fact that we now have an active selection is a hindrance
as we continue to work because we have to unselect first in most cases.

Intead of selecting the error text, simply highlite it the same way as when
using Find in the editor.
If you want to allow the current behavior, you could have a preference

Use Case:

To correct an error, we need to move some lines, with this enhancement we could simply to select the lines we want to move without having to unselect the error fisrt.

Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Sep 19, 2020

    This is expected behavior and it will be useful once quick fix is enabled. If a variable isn’t found, it would be helpful to have the text selected to create via the dspec wizard, or to search for /copy or /include files for the selected variable name. (If any actions are NOT available because of selected text, open a PMR or RFE to request the action allow selected text.)

  • 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 15, 2011

    It'd also be great if the error view DID NOT steal focus from the editor upon population. We're not point-an-click programmers for the most part and when I'm keying code, the error window invariably gets in the way.

  • Guest
    Jun 27, 2011

    This RFE is consistent with our strategy and product roadmap and will be under consideration for a future release. Status has been updated to Uncommitted Candidate.

  • Guest
    May 23, 2011

    Plus the "Complile" options are greyed out until you Alt+U.

  • Guest
    May 18, 2011

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