IDE oddities (was Re: Error Messages Are Evil)

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Thu May 15 19:23:37 EDT 2014


On 5/15/14, 12:59 PM, Dar Scott wrote:
> It is awkward to move off the keyboard while editing a script to
> hover over a control in the Object Inspector waiting for it to take
> so I can see the name of the property.

You can select go the the General pane in preferences, look for 
"Property labels are:" at the top, and select "Name of LiveCode 
property". Then you won't have to wait for a tool tip.

Personally I think the native property names should be shown by default. 
New users will learn scripting much faster if the real names are always 
displayed, and if they wonder what a property does, the tooltip hover 
will display the "plain English" description as a cue.

Basically, whichever option is selected in prefs, the tooltip shows the 
other one.

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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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