Request: improvements on Document List Panel



  • This main topic about Document List Panel was talked about before and someone suggests posting it on the FAQ forum, but I found no “new topic” bottom there so I only can post it here once again. I add more requests here and hope to make Notepad++ more efficient and perfect!

    1. The “Document List Panel” design is excellent, but it needs improvements:
      a). The opened file names cannot be moved up or down by mouse dragging, and now that can be done by setting --> preference --> clear hide box and set multi-line at tab bar pane --> move related file names to their proper positions by dragging file tabs.
      Suggestion: using mouse dragging method to move the opened file names to their proper positions: traditional, clear, powerful, and effective.
      b) The “Document List Panel” can be opened by setting --> preference --> set “Show” box at Document List Panel, and it can be closed by clicking the top right corner box.
      Suggestion: Providing a short-key-combination to open the panel: traditional, clear, powerful, and effective.
      c) Add a new empty file name item shown as a dotted line so that the opened file names can be grouped together.
      d) Add new bright color for the currently selected file to replace the current light black color.
      e) Add multiple file selection functions at “Document List Panel” and it is used when mouse right-clicking to show group characteristics: The total code line number, total line numbers, and total character number in the selected filegroup. The code line number is new and added to the status bar to show how many code lines in the filegroup.
      f) Add series number for each opened file in Document List Panel. It would be better if each file name has an icon with digital so files are series numbered by their position at Document List Panel.
      g) Divide Document List Panel into 2 panes with clear division lines and 2 different icons when any file has 2 views, and upper part shows file names for the upper part of the main file window and the low part shows file names for the low part of main file window. Now their positions are mixed.
    2. Add coded line number of a file at the status bar. The coded line number of a file is the total line number minus all comment lines and blank lines.
      3 Add a function that generates a clean version of the selected coded files which has the same code lines as the original files, but with all blank and comments lines deleted and new file names with an additional suffix to main file names to distinguish original files and clean version files.
    3. Add more functions at “Copy to clipboard”: current data and time to clipboard with different formats.
    4. Add a stopwatch for each file. The stopwatch starts working with begging time 0:0. When a file is opened and at the top position, the stopwatch continues working so that designer can know how many times a code file has been working on.
    5. I don’t know where I can identify a system file for a file extension. A system file contains all keywords for the file extension. For the *.hdl file I have found 6 following keywords missing: true, false, note, warning, error, failure.

    Thank you, Notepad++ designers, who selflessly work to create and make such beautiful products for people working freely!

    Weng



  • @W-TX said in Request: improvements on Document List Panel:

    This main topic about Document List Panel was talked about before and someone suggests posting it on the FAQ forum, but I found no “new topic” bottom there so I only can post it here once again.

    No, we told you to read the “Feature request” FAQ and follow the instructions that are described, which tells you what website to go to in order to make feature requests, with links and explicit instructions on what buttons to push and everything.



  • Thank you.



  • @PeterJones Could you please tell me where I can find the system file for *.vhd so that I can add the missing keyword on it for quick correction for my version.

    Thank you.



  • @W-TX said in Request: improvements on Document List Panel:

    @PeterJones Could you please tell me where I can find the system file for *.vhd so that I can add the missing keyword on it for quick correction for my version.

    Thank you.

    I could, but you can do it in the GUI without manually editing files. Use the Style Configurator dialog, select Language: VHDL, and add your User-defined keywords to one of the INSTRUCTION or STD OPERATOR or ATTRIBUTE or STD FUNCTION or STD TYPE or USER DEFINE styles : pick the appropriate style, and then add your keyword(s) into the user-defined keywords box. Save & Close.
    Voila, you have additional keywords in the language.



  • @PeterJones Thank you very much!

    I am really feeling that Notepad++ is an excellent code edit tool!


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