[MonoDevelop] Completion Window

Lluis Sanchez lluis at ximian.com
Tue Dec 13 12:50:58 EST 2005

El mar, 13-12-2005 a las 17:32 +0100, Jacob Ilsø Christensen escribió:
> Hi.
> I am playing a bit with the code completion window. I am planning to
> make it show only those things that match what have been typed so far.
> The patch is done, but it only works when not considering case. This
> is due to the issue described in the following:
> So suppose you have a class:
> class MyClass
> {
>   public void A() {};
>   public void a() {};
>   public void AB() {};
>   public void ab() {};
>   public void C() {};
>   public void D() {};
> }
> and suppose you have the following piece of code:
> MyClass myClass = new MyClass(); myClass.
> When you type . in the above, it will show you the list of all six
> methods. If you type C, I plan to make the list shrink to show only
> method C and so forth.
> There is one slight problem though. The members starting with A/a will
> show in the list in this order:
> a A ab AB
> due to the way they are sorted. I would like to sort them like this:
> A AB a ab
> since then it is easier to show a range of the matches. Typing A would
> show A and AB. Typing a would show a and ab.
> The reason this would make things easier is that the matches are
> stored in a collection and then I could just show a range of the
> collection instead of selecting out distinct members.
> Any comments on this? Is it ok to add this sort?

I think it's more useful to show all matches, both uppercase and
lowercase. When I use code completion I never care to write the exact
case, since I expect the code completion window to do it for me. The
sorting would be irrelevant in this case.

Also, if there isn't any match, the window should show the most
aproximate matches.

Of course, this behavior should be optional, since most people are used
to the current behavior.


> /Jacob
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