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change priorities for 1.50
« on: April 20, 2009, 12:01:41 AM »
This are some Off-Topic  posts from "Pleased user thanks" -Thread
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Hello Chuck,

Thanks a lot for feedback! And welcome to HippoEDIT forum.

I think I would change priorities for 1.50, and scripting and macro recording would come inside (together with plugin support).
About the minor bugs. First if you think they are bugs, you can post the mesage about it in corresponding board ;) Then bugs can be fixed. Second, I do not think that these are bugs (find or quick bar arrows that remain visible afterwards). If oyu mean small blue arrows on indicator margin left side. They are left inplace by design, to help you find last search or go to position if you have moved cursor and removed selection. In addition there is also small blue triangles inside of text pointing to position ;)

Currently I am not planning to take any fee for upgrade ;) But after your post I would think about it :) (this is joke).

Best regards,
Alex.
« Last Edit: May 19, 2009, 03:44:52 PM by Stefan »

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Re: Pleased user thanks
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2009, 02:03:57 AM »

I think I would change priorities for 1.50, and scripting and macro recording would come inside (together with plugin support).

That's exciting news.

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Re: Pleased user thanks
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2009, 11:54:31 AM »
I think I would change priorities for 1.50, and scripting and macro recording would come inside (together with plugin support).

That's very good news.  When you implement it - is there any chance you could use something that looks like PushKeys/TPushKeys code, or the sort of thing that KeePass uses, e.g.  {USERNAME}{TAB}{TAB}Some fixed string{TAB}{PASSWORD}{ENTER} ?  I need a good text editor - but I'm not a coder  :-\  so I don't understand the XML that HE uses for other things.  But, I would stand a chance of being able to read and edit this sort of syntax.

Thanks...

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Re: Pleased user thanks
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2009, 02:51:37 PM »
Yes, I think this should be possible. At least inside text editor as first step.

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Re: Pleased user thanks
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2009, 04:00:53 PM »
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PushKeys/TPushKeys code
What is that, could you elaborate more?

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Re: Pleased user thanks (change priorities for 1.50)
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009, 06:56:27 AM »
Simplistic macros that simulate keystrokes, basically.

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Re: Pleased user thanks (change priorities for 1.50)
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009, 10:26:15 AM »
Simplistic macros that simulate keystrokes, basically.

Right - I got the TPushKeys/PushKeys from the Help file of mouser's Clipboard Help and Spell at DonationCoder, though Alan Warriner's site that mouser refers to seems to have gone.

If you want macros to be a whole programming language, that's something else.  I don't "speak" any programming language except a bit of AWK, so if macros have to be Lua, Ruby, Javascript or whatever, that leaves me out in the cold.  And "Simplistic macros that simulate keystrokes" are often very useful.

Something I like from TED Notepad; the ability to mark a block of text, invoke an external tool that's a filter with a hotkey or by menu, and have the transformed text overwrite the marked block.  It's especially useful for me using AWK because AWK (and SED, and TR, and...) expect to take their input from STDIN and send their output to STDOUT, and in many cases I already have the scripts.  TED Notepad gives me an especially  convenient way to benefit from existing scripts without having to change them.  I'd like to see that functionality in HE.  So I suppose I'd better go off and check whether it already exists   ;)

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Ah, I see Stefan has already suggested it here
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« Last Edit: April 21, 2009, 10:36:06 AM by rjbull »

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Re: Pleased user thanks (change priorities for 1.50)
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2009, 11:14:49 AM »
Yes, about replace selection, ti was laready suggested by Stefan. I have this in todo.

For scripting, I was planning to use Windows Active Scripting which has a lot of scripting engines available (in addition to standard Java and VB script). Then, to no introduce just another micro language for macros, idea was to generate primitive script, when you run macro recorder, which for example contains only keystrokes. Something like:
ExecuteCommand(52436);
ExecuteCommand(52437);
ExecuteCommand(52037);

and so on.

First, this is reuse of the exisitng engine, second you can easy extend generated script after that...


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Re: Pleased user thanks (change priorities for 1.50)
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2009, 03:25:45 PM »
to no introduce just another micro language for macros

Yes, I admit I was uncomfortable suggesting inventing yet another new language.  As long as I can reasonably easily read and change macros, I'll be happy.

Thanks!

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Re: Pleased user thanks (change priorities for 1.50)
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2009, 03:59:09 PM »
Yeah, must be easy using the MS Active Scripting Control http://www.codeguru.com/cpp/com-tech/atl/scripting/print.php/c15
Cheers!

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Re: Pleased user thanks (change priorities for 1.50)
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2009, 05:58:57 PM »
Thanks alex :) The 1.5 release sounds really really good - Can't wait for it!

The inline arrow that persists after find is what I was referring to - no way to turn it off in preferences as far as I can tell. I was able to get rid of the persistent arrow in the gutter by hiding the selection margin. I just wish that I could disable in Preferences the find arrows. But overall, this is not a huge deal. Aside from that, I still love HippoEdit - working with it every day :)

Keep up the excellent work!