View Full Version : My middle finger hurts from scrolling up and down in the Propeller Tool !!!

09-13-2007, 06:47 AM
I wish there was a drop-down scroll box with all the procedures listed for quick access...

09-13-2007, 06:58 AM
Rayman said...
I wish there was a drop-down scroll box with all the procedures listed for quick access...

http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/lol.gif sorry but I immediately saw the situation you described in my head.

Seriously though, I don't know how fast spin code tends to grow usually, but a general rule of thumb is that if your object is getting too big, you should consider refactoring it into multiple objects. Should work miracles for your middle finger http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

09-13-2007, 07:34 AM

Just click on Summary under the Tabs, and you get the Procedure List.
Then doubleclick on a Procedure (Methode) and you are there.

09-13-2007, 10:11 AM
I use that, but it's not so easy to find things there. I wish it had a drop-down box with just the procedure names (like Visual Studio).

Fred Hawkins
09-13-2007, 04:38 PM
try this instead:
To enable bookmarks, press Ctrl+Shift+B to make the Bookmark Gutter
visible; a blank area to the left of the edit page. Then click the mouse in the Bookmark
Gutter next to each line you want to be able to navigate to quickly. Finally, from anywhere in
the page, press Ctrl+# where # is the bookmark number that you want to go to; the cursor will
instantly jump to that location. Up to 9 bookmarks (1 – 9) can be set in each edit tab.

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09-13-2007, 11:21 PM
I use bookmarks all the time now..

One project that I have, has some ASM code in a dat block all the way at the end of the listing.ˇdue to how the project is arranged, that is where isˇhas to go.ˇˇBlocks of asm code are swapped in and out as needed and the swap area has to be haed coded as org does not like to take labels so I use a constant, any change in the ASM code changes the swap are's location in the cog so I have to compile, check the final address of the swap area and then bounce up to the top of the listing to change my constant, then scroll back to wher eI was working.

I was cursing the IDE for not having splitter panels until I started using the bookmarks.

Saved me from going crazy!!

The only thing I don't like about bookmarks is that if you do a File/Save as, and change the name (increment the version number for example). The IDE correctly knows to track the new file as the top object (if it was the top) but you lose all the bookmarks.

Is there a place to review and report bugs like this?


09-14-2007, 01:15 AM
LOL.... I just had a thought. When I was kid we used to watch The Jetsons. Who remembers what George Jetson's job was?.... He had this one red button he had to sit and push all day. In at least one of the episodes I remember him coming home saying what a hard day he had at work, that his one finger was swollen red! How funny that here we are actually living the life of a cartoon character from the 60's!!!

09-14-2007, 02:36 AM
Good one..

Only, If that is so.. Who got my Rosie the Robot?


09-14-2007, 02:50 AM
You could build her with a prop!