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nickname_changed
01-17-2004, 09:46 PM
OMG I just found one of the best IDE features ever! I've never seen anything like this before!

I'm learning java so I downloaded JCreator (http://www.jcreator.com), and it has one of the best IDE features I've ever seen. It expands/hides curly braces, so you can hide bits of your code when your editing! You could be working on a 1000 line program, with say 100 functions, and just have 99 of them shrunk while the one your working on is expanded!

I'll attatch a screenshot.

Does anyone know of a C++ editor thats able to do that? Or even better, something that can add the feature to Visual C++ 6.0?

Is this the best IDE feature ever, or have you seen better?

nomi
01-17-2004, 10:18 PM
ummm.....a bit late....

Dev-cpp 4.9.8.3 already does that....

I am not on my pc so i;m not sure about the above mentioned version n umber...

Thantos
01-17-2004, 10:23 PM
Dev C++ has collapsing tree only in the Classes tab. stovellp is talking about collapsing in the code window.

Edit: Yeah that is a sweet feature.

nickname_changed
01-17-2004, 10:32 PM
Hey I read Visual C++ .NET has it, is that true? Man I'd upgrade to that just for this feature!

Benzakhar
01-17-2004, 10:58 PM
IDE's on linux like anjuta and there are many others they also have that feature plus instead of just code it does it for many lines of comments that you can push that plus/minus sign to show or not show comments.

RoD
01-17-2004, 11:26 PM
Originally posted by stovellp
Hey I read Visual C++ .NET has it, is that true? Man I'd upgrade to that just for this feature!

if u dont get your answer ill install it tomorrow night and let u know, i need to do some crap anyway.

nickname_changed
01-17-2004, 11:36 PM
Thanks RobR :)

The folding feature also works for multiline /**/ comments too :eek: :D

DISGUISED
01-17-2004, 11:44 PM
VS.NET has this feature, and much much more.

RoD
01-17-2004, 11:57 PM
I needed a reason to install .net, i havent coded since i graduated from HS (pushing 9mos), thats BAD....

the Wookie
01-18-2004, 10:52 AM
it does? .net or .net 2003? do you have to turn it on?

DISGUISED
01-18-2004, 11:12 AM
I'm using 2003 and I didn't have to turn it on after installing it.

adrianxw
01-18-2004, 12:00 PM
ISTR CodeWarrior has had that for a while.

Brian2
01-18-2004, 01:15 PM
kwrite has it too.

nomi
01-18-2004, 03:33 PM
What is .NET?

http://cboard.cprogramming.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=49509

glUser3f
01-18-2004, 03:41 PM
*yawn* Linux cat and DOS edit both have this feature :D

jverkoey
01-18-2004, 04:12 PM
.net probably has the most features of any IDE i've ever seen........java's just trying to keep up with C++ :)

Speedy5
01-18-2004, 04:21 PM
C# also has code regions, those are sweet. They expand/collapse in the IDE.


#region The Name of the Region
code
#end region

VS.NET 2003 rocks.

EvBladeRunnervE
01-18-2004, 04:32 PM
.net probably has the most features of any IDE i've ever seen

I wholeheartedly agree. and a recent benchmark(listed on slashdot somewhere), holds it compiles code that is faster than GCC C(even C# is better than GCC C in many areas).

glUser3f
01-18-2004, 04:42 PM
this one?
http://osnews.com/story.php?news_id=5602

Lurker
01-18-2004, 05:33 PM
Originally posted by jverkoey
...java's just trying to keep up with C++ :)

Yeah...this IDE wasn't made by the creators of Java.....

sean
01-18-2004, 06:23 PM
Um... DOS edit DOES NOT have that feature? Are you crazy?

What I think is the best feature in an IDE is in Visual Studio.NET 2003 - When you refer to a namespace or object, a dropdown menu appears allowing you to navigate through the long list of descendant classes and select a property - very useful for Windows programming.

Lurker
01-18-2004, 06:32 PM
Originally posted by sean_mackrory
Um... DOS edit DOES NOT have that feature? Are you crazy?



I don't know what he means, either.

GOD, I want VS.NET. How much did you guys get it for? I don't have any money :( .

-KEN-
01-18-2004, 06:41 PM
Originally posted by Lurker
I don't know what he means, either.

GOD, I want VS.NET. How much did you guys get it for? I don't have any money :( .

Free. My old programming teacher gave copies to anyone who passes their AP Computer Science exam. That's right, free and legal copy of VS.NET2k3. Oh yeah.

If you go to college, most of them have MSDNAA.

glUser3f
01-18-2004, 07:05 PM
the DOS edit post was apparently a lame joke.

nickname_changed
01-18-2004, 09:04 PM
Originally posted by sean_mackrory
Um... DOS edit DOES NOT have that feature? Are you crazy?

What I think is the best feature in an IDE is in Visual Studio.NET 2003 - When you refer to a namespace or object, a dropdown menu appears allowing you to navigate through the long list of descendant classes and select a property - very useful for Windows programming.

Yeah thats another awesome feature (JCreator doesn't have it though :() I can use it on VC++ 6.0 through Visual Assist (www.wholetomato.com I think).

the Wookie
01-18-2004, 09:06 PM
Originally posted by -KEN-
Free. My old programming teacher gave copies to anyone who passes their AP Computer Science exam. That's right, free and legal copy of VS.NET2k3. Oh yeah.

If you go to college, most of them have MSDNAA.
nice. i got a copy of .net from work for free, i have to see if they have .net2k3...they get msdn subscriptions, and no one uses them. i think they stopped subscribing though :(

sean
01-18-2004, 10:43 PM
To buy VS.NET from microsofr will cost about $2-3k depending on the version. I've also heard about the free-copy-from-cs-majors method, but I found a good one that will sufice until I can get into one of those Microsoft conventions where they give you free copies (I had the chance a few years ago and didn't think .NET would ever get anywhere... darn...). What you do is go down to your local library, look in the computers section, and systematically check each book for a CD in the back. Free copy of VS.NET... score...