[wingide-users] Stickpin / transient

Mark Jones mdjones0978-wingide at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 8 09:43:47 MDT 2010

Slickedit looks at the transient buffer when it starts to close it.  It then 
asks if you want to close it, and gives you a checkbox to make that happen 
automagically from that point on.  That way the behavior is called to your 
attention and you understand how the transient buffers are designed.  They also 
have it in preferences, but bringing it out like that helps point out how it 

From: Wing IDE Support <support at wingware.com>
To: Michael Hipp <Michael at Hipp.com>
Cc: Wing IDE Users List <wingide-users at wingware.com>
Sent: Wed, September 8, 2010 9:56:55 AM
Subject: Re: [wingide-users] Stickpin / transient

On 9/8/10 9:59 AM, Michael Hipp wrote:
> Not sure if this is a question or a feature suggestion or a bug report...
> The stick ping / transient feature seems to be firmly in the category of
> doesn't-behave-as-expected or not-useful-as-implemented.

The transient feature is intended as a way to close files that are opened 
temporarily as a result of stepping through a file in the debugger that you 
don't ordinarily care about or clicking on a search results to see if it is the 
result you want.

It sounds like you want a way to designate a few files to always be open so you 
can quickly close all of the other files that you've worked on. We'll have to 
think about whether the transient feature can be extended to cover this case.


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