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warren_scott

Show matching Parenthesis

Status: New
by Active Participant warren_scott on ‎05-17-2011 06:05 PM

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

 

Comments
by Active Participant Jervin Justin on ‎05-17-2011 06:28 PM

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)

by Trusted Enthusiast ‎05-18-2011 02:29 AM - edited ‎05-18-2011 02:30 AM

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

by Member Captain_Jack on ‎05-18-2011 07:33 AM

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. 

by Member Jimmy_Reumuth on ‎06-03-2011 05:04 PM

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

by Member icastillejos on ‎06-06-2011 11:28 AM

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

 

testParethesis.jpg

by Member EMR on ‎09-19-2011 07:32 AM

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.

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