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Offline Krice

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Scroll bar
« on: September 08, 2018, 11:27:56 am »
Some while ago Visual Studio changed the regular vertical scroll bar to a version that shows the source code in mini size. You can hover on that bar and it shows the source code in small window at that position. At first I was like "what now..", but you soon realize how amazing it is. It's something you didn't know you always wanted. And it's a feature C::B must also have.

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Re: Scroll bar
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2018, 01:36:22 pm »
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Re: Scroll bar
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 05:02:55 pm »
Some old plugin that was buggy? This should be a internal feature, not a plugin. But I guess this is too much for poor old wxWidgets, so maybe we'll just forget this.

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Re: Scroll bar
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 07:58:48 pm »
No, why do you think it is too much for wxWidgets? It is fully possible to do it but someone needs to spend time to do it.
I don't think the mini-editor is a good idea - it wastes too much horizontal space, but probably if I find the time or desire to do it I'll implemented the scrollbar idea.
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Re: Scroll bar
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2018, 04:25:50 pm »
if I find the time or desire to do it I'll implemented the scrollbar idea.

Have you tried it? If you try it, you want to implement it. It's probably found also in some advanced editors, I doubt only Visual Studio has it.

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Re: Scroll bar
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2018, 06:56:22 pm »
Yes, I've tried sublime text. I don't think there is a need to show text with size 1-2-3 pixels and I don't think this adds more information than the simpler implementation which just marks important things with dots/boxes.

Also, I like to use two editors side by side and for this I need horizontal space.
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Re: Scroll bar
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2018, 11:51:40 am »
I think a regular scroll bar and navigating in a file feels ancient compared to this type of scroll bar, because it's easier to see the structure of the source file (and how short or long the file is), where you are in that file and the navigation is easier when you point and click the area you want to go. You often remember what is in that piece of code when you look at the mini size code. This completely eliminates the usual way you scroll up and down with keys or dragging the scroll bar trying to find the right location. The hovering window that shows the code in real size is also helping to find the exact location.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2018, 11:53:15 am by Krice »