[wingide-users] Re: Tree view for Search in Files

Jonathan March JDM at MarchRay.net
Thu Oct 21 09:39:07 MDT 2010


Good reminders. Thanks, John.

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 10:08 AM, Wing IDE Support <support at wingware.com>wrote:

> These are good ideas.  Just a couple of things:
>
> * You can have multiple search in files tools, just right click on a tool
> tab and insert a new search if files tool
> * Uncheck Options -> Auto Restart Searches to disable refreshing the
> results after edits
>
> Cheers,
>
> John
>
>
> On 10/20/10 7:13 PM, Jonathan March wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 5:31 PM, Jonathan March <JDM at marchray.net
>> <mailto:JDM at marchray.net>> wrote:
>>
>>    While I'm going on about things I miss from Multi-Edit:
>>
>>    Search in Files results are presented as a tree view. The key thing
>>    is that each dir and each file (the nodes of the view) can be
>>    collapsed so that you don't have to look at any results that you
>>    don't want to think about. Actually nodes and lines can even be
>>    deleted from the view.
>>
>>    This makes it much easier to focus in on the results of interest.
>>
>>    Thanks.
>>
>>
>>
>> Forgot to mention... each search is a new tree (all in the same panel,
>> at least as I have used it). You can collapse or delete an old search.
>>
>> ME's file searches are static, not self-refreshing like Wing's.
>> So for performance, you might want the ability to freeze/pause a search
>> even after it is finished if there are multiple search results open.
>>
>> BTW, another reason to be able to freeze a search after it is finished
>> is that you may make edits to the found lines which means that they no
>> longer are found, so they disappear from wing's search panel. But
>> sometimes I want to go back and review those changes, and it helps to be
>> able to find them quickly!
>>
>
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