Wing IDE Support
support at wingware.com
Thu Mar 18 14:00:00 MDT 2010
On 3/18/10 3:46 PM, Mitchell L Model wrote:
>>> Could you please explain the three auto-select commands:
>>> start-select-char, start-select-line, and start-select-block? And how to
>>> stop them once started?
>> They're equivalent to the items on the Edit -> Selection menu and they
>> allow text to be selected by moving the cursor. The select mode is
>> stopped via the exit-visual-mode command. The modes and command names
>> come from the vi keybinding support, but are available when any
>> keybinding is active.
> Yeah, but what do they DO? I played with them a little and was perplexed.
In select-char mode, characters are selected as the arrow keys are
pressed. In select-line mode, the current line is selected and then
more lines are selected as the up or down arrow keys are pressed. In
select-block mode, the rectangle of text with corners at the starting
position and the current cursor position is selected.
There's a few more quirks, but that's the basic idea. Note that the
block / rectangle mode suffers from the same limitations with short
lines as doing rectangle selection with the mouse does -- the column is
bounded by the length of the line. We plan to fix the rectangle problem
in a future release.
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