[wingide-users] Two requests

Wingware Support support at wingware.com
Fri Apr 13 08:13:03 MDT 2012

Virgil Stokes wrote:
> 1. Currently the *.py files that are open in a project are ordered 
> alphabetically on their tabs. IMHO one should be able to *drag and 
> drop the tabs to any position desired*. Note, this is possible in some 
> IDEs (e.g. MATLAB) and I find this feature very useful when editing a 
> small subset of the project files.

Yes, this is our top requested feature and will be in Wing 5.

> 2. I find that bookmarks can be very useful when working with large 
> files; but, there is one annoying thing that happens too often to me. 
> Suppose I have defined many bookmarks in a file and then after 
> extensive editing on this file with the help of these bookmarks, I 
> save this file with a new name.  The old name then will no longer be 
> in the tabs; but, the bookmarks still apply to the old file --- not 
> the one that was saved under a new name. What often happens is that I 
> click on a bookmark and fail to notice that I am not in the new file, 
> but in the older one, and thus any editing I now do will be to the old 
> file which is not my intent --- I hope that you understand the 
> problem.  It would be better IMHO that *bookmarks be shown for and 
> apply only to the *.py file that is currently the active file in the 
> editor window* (or at least one should be able to choose this as an 
> option).

Yes, we should probably put up a dialog asking whether bookmarks should 
be tracked to the new file on save as.

Thanks for the feedback!


Stephan Deibel
Wingware | Python IDE
Advancing Software Development


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