Function List change??



  • I just noticed in the latest version of N++ that Function List has changed. It used to be that I could single click on a label (I do assembly programming) and it was highlighted and “copy-able” so I could use that to create a Call or Jump instruction (saved me having to retype the label).

    Now I notice that a single click doesn’t do anything…no highlight and way to copy. Was that changed intentionally or as a “side benefit” of some other code change? And, can I get it back the way it was, like some option I can select?

    Thx…really appreciate the program…cheers…



  • BUMP!! :)

    …and correction…

    I was in err when I said the label doesn’t get highlighted when clicked. It does. What doesn’t happen is that if I click it a 2nd time (not a “quick click”) it only stays highlighted and does not allow me to copy it, whic is something I appreciated.

    Thx and cheers if anyone can offer some suggestions or insight about this…



  • Sorry, I wasn’t able to fully understand what you were getting at. Since you didn’t provide any sample “data” (ie, a short assembly program with labels that will show this behavior), it’s hard for someone else to replicate. To embed the sample file, see below.

    When you say “used to be” – which NPP version did you used to use; which NPP version are you now using? “Latest version” can be ambiguous, because auto-update waits some time between release and update: are you now using 7.5.7 or 7.5.8? Is it 32bit or 64bit? (You can use the Notepad++ Menu = ? > Debug Info > Copy debug information to clipboard and paste it in your reply for your current version.)

    Rendering in the forum

    Open your in NPP, select all and TAB (to indent by one tab or at least 4 spaces), and paste in the forum, leaving a blank line before and after your quoted material… It will render

    \=====
    
        blahdy blah
        blahdy blah
    
    \=====
    

    as
    =====

    blahdy blah
    blahdy blah
    

    =====

    For more details, see the COMOPSE ? link in the editing window, or How to Markdown Code on this Forum, which provides lots of examples.



  • I fully understand what “Steph Ru” is saying, and I concur with the change in behavior s/he noticed, at least between my day-to-day version of N++ (7.2.2) and version 7.5.8.

    @PeterJones , use the Function List in any language where Notepad++ populates it. Click on an entry in the function list. Note that Notepad++ highlights that entry. Now click it again. Note that while earlier Notepad++ would change the entry to something “editable” (well, you really can’t CHANGE it) so that the data could be copied (with ctrl+c, or right-click Copy), it no longer does this.

    The fact the that OP uses assembly language…and your points about sample data and markdown in the forum…are irrelevant in this case.



  • Sorry, you’re right. I misunderstood the OP.



  • Even when posting that, I hadn’t fully understood you, but I re-read again, and was finally able to replicate it in a fresh 7.2.2-32b.

    When I clicked, paused, and clicked, I could get an “edit box” in the function list. If I went too fast, it just behaved like a double-click and highlighted the function in the editor panel.

    So then I walked through the other versions I’d tried (but wrongly): 7.4.2-32b works, 7.5.0-32b works, 7.5.4-64b works, 7.5.5-32b works, 7.5.6-32b does not work.

    So, it looks like it was a code change in 7.5.6 which changed that behavior. (That is, assuming I’ve understood it correctly.)

    When my brief experiment in 7.5.6 after reading the OP didn’t seem to do anything weird compared to my expectation (and misunderstanding of the OP), I had assumed the problem it was unique to Function List for Assembly. Sorry. I have now confirmed it.



  • @PeterJones

    Perhaps if you had been really familiar with the “gold standard” version, aka 7.2.2, you would have been on board right from the start! :-D



  • No responses and then, a whole bunch :)

    Thx for getting back to me and apologies if my original posting wasn’t clear enuf (sometimes we make assumptions within or own “world” and the concepts don’t come out quite as clearly as our minds think they do :(

    @Scott Sumner

    Thx for helping to clarify. And, I am a he (on that I am very clear ;)

    Yes, it is about the functionality of Function List. Peter explained it much nicer than I did. I do use N++ for more than assembly language coding, but it’s pretty much only in assembly language where I use Function List the way I do (highlight/copy/paste).

    I should have mentioned I am on 7.58 and that’s where I first noticed the change. However, I don’t remember the last version in which I actually tried the highlight/copy/paste in Function List (there were a couple of version updates that happened more rapidly than “usual”).

    So, the question is…was this an unplanned/unexpected change in the code, or is this now the way it will be?

    Thx again. Truly appreciate the program and the support.

    Cheers…



  • It’s probably “the way it will be” (whether intentional or not), unless a bug report is filed, and the developer’s decide it’s worth changing/reverting/fixing.

    To file a bug report, follow the links in this FAQ.

    update: If you do file the Bug Report / Issue, it would probably be good to link to this thread, and point out that it worked as you desired up through 7.5.5 (per my experiments), but failed in 7.5.6 and 7.5.8.

    update2: oh, and once you file the issue, paste a link of the issue here.



  • Thx Peter. bug report filed. Here is the link:

    https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/issues/4811

    @PeterJones said:

    It’s probably “the way it will be” (whether intentional or not), unless a bug report is filed, and the developer’s decide it’s worth changing/reverting/fixing.

    To file a bug report, follow the links in this FAQ.

    update: If you do file the Bug Report / Issue, it would probably be good to link to this thread, and point out that it worked as you desired up through 7.5.5 (per my experiments), but failed in 7.5.6 and 7.5.8.

    update2: oh, and once you file the issue, paste a link of the issue here.



  • I made a functionList.xml file that only show the function name function_List.png
    https://github.com/imdjs/functionList



  • Quick apology…when I said “Peter explained…” I meant it was Scott…but I expect you’ve figured that out :)

    @Steph-Ru said:

    No responses and then, a whole bunch :)

    Thx for getting back to me and apologies if my original posting wasn’t clear enuf (sometimes we make assumptions within or own “world” and the concepts don’t come out quite as clearly as our minds think they do :(

    @Scott Sumner

    Thx for helping to clarify. And, I am a he (on that I am very clear ;)

    Yes, it is about the functionality of Function List. Peter explained it much nicer than I did. I do use N++ for more than assembly language coding, but it’s pretty much only in assembly language where I use Function List the way I do (highlight/copy/paste).

    I should have mentioned I am on 7.58 and that’s where I first noticed the change. However, I don’t remember the last version in which I actually tried the highlight/copy/paste in Function List (there were a couple of version updates that happened more rapidly than “usual”).

    So, the question is…was this an unplanned/unexpected change in the code, or is this now the way it will be?

    Thx again. Truly appreciate the program and the support.

    Cheers…


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