[MonoDevelop] Autocomplete behavior question

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 13:43:28 EST 2011

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 2:53 PM, IBBoard <ibboard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Personally, I'd say yes and no. The idea makes sense in theory, because
> you're using the insert/overwrite status to determine whether to
> insert/overwrite. However, I almost always want the overwrite behaviour
> for completion (which I think Eclipse indicates it is going to do by
> highlighting or selecting the text it is about to wipe as well) but I
> want my typing to insert. On the odd occasion when I don't want to
> overwrite then I just make sure I have a space in the way.

Agreed. I think some indicator would be useful, but using the caret
might be confusing. The overwrite caret really shows the character
that will be overwritten, and in this case we will overwrite a full
word, so selection would be better IMO.

That said, it might be neat to allow using the insert key to toggle
this selection while the completion window is open.

Michael Hutchinson

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