Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#3793 closed Feature Request (Rejected)

Add project explorer and open folder options in scite

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: Jos
Milestone: Component: SciTE4AutoIt
Version: Severity: None
Keywords: Cc:



Would it be possible to add Open folder in File menu. That would open folder in project explorer like view.

Alternative option would be View -> Project explorer that open project explorer view so that directory of currently open file would be as root directory.

I don't see need to add support of project in AutoIt itself. Simple file explorer panel on left side would be good enough. It would work like any other project explorer component - if file is open it would switch to tab that is open, if it is not open it would open that file on new tab.

Default would be hidden from user. Would only become visible when user requests it.

It would be nice addition to compact editor like scite. Users who download AutoIt would get it out of the box with out need to download Sublime or VS Code and install addons for them. Specially since Scite for Autoit is specially designed and customized to fit the needs of AutoIt.

For simplicity of implementation, no support of project files is needed. Just simple windows explorer side bar that displays files in tree form. Icons would be good to visually tell AutoIt files apart from other files. It would be best if it the same icons that windows itself uses. That way there would be no need to hardcode icons for it. And every other file would also automatically get correct icon.

It would be useful for splitting larger AutoIt files into multiple smaller ones making navigation easier than with tabs, specially when you have more than 3 files.

And finally I would like to add sample screenshot of what I mean visually.

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comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Jos

  • Resolution set to Rejected
  • Status changed from new to closed

The only standard option in SciTE is the use of a *.session file to save the state of all opened files which will be restored when opening te session file. Other than that there will be no internal extensions build into the standard SciTE.


comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by anonymous

I saw Notepad++ which uses the same text edit control as Scite have it:

Do by "standard option" you mean that you have not modified the source code of Scite itself for AutoIt and it's stock Scite with with simply AutoIt specific conf?

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Jos

This is a Plugin for Notepad++.
I am using the standard SciTE.exe & SciLexer.dll published by Neil as a base.
NotePad++ is also using SciLExer.dll for the Syntax Highlighting, but is a total different Editor.


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