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Show matching Parenthesis

Do you ever write an expression in TestStand with a bunch of parenthesis () and get lost halfway through trying to figure out which pairs are open and which are closed.  Well, I do.  Every Day.  And I spend accumulated hours a week just trying to keep track of which ) goes with which (.  If I'm lucky I can look for a little red item in the expression, or click on the check expression checkbox, but when I have a 'only runtime evaluatable' expression I'm out of luck (which is rather often) ).  Some languages/editors have a parenthesis matching, where the ) your cursor is on causes the matching ( to get bold or flash.  Others start coloring each pair a different color, so it's easy to see them all.  Why can't TestStand do something like this????

TSparenthesis.png

 

6 Comments
Active Participant Jervin Justin
Active Participant

If you kudos this idea, can you please post which option you like better?

 

(Personally I like option 1 - show matching paranthesis only. Like Visual Studio, where they use a gray background)

Trusted Enthusiast
Trusted Enthusiast

Actually I thought it already highlighted the matching paranthesis when you placed your cursor either on or next to a bracket.

Active Participant Captain_Jack
Active Participant

Assuming that it's not in TestStand 2010, I'd prefer the matching brace highlighting. Having multiple colors could hide the error color (red by default), when the braces don't match.

 

The best option would be to allow the user to select one of the three options (none, match or colors) in the Expression Editing Options of the Station Options. 

Member Jimmy_Reumuth
Member

This feature has not been implemented. If you want to see it in a future version, you'll need to kudo it here.

Member icastillejos
Member

I'd be ok with the instellisense version or the "basic" version from Notepad++

 

testParethesis.jpg

Member EMR
Member

i don't need the multiple colors persay (i won't complain if I get them!) but I totally agree that this would be ideal.