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0014558LazarusIDEpublic2014-10-04 14:32
ReporterGraeme GeldenhuysAssigned To 
PrioritynormalSeverityfeatureReproducibilityN/A
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
Platformx86OSUbuntu LinuxOS Version8.04.2
Product Version0.9.29 (SVN)Product Build 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0014558: Enhance Macro usage by making them easier to find
DescriptionCurrently Lazarus supports various macros in path and filenames[1]. But
to be able to use it, you need to first go look in the help to see what
macros are available.

A popular example is [2] below...

Anyway, my thoughts were that maybe we can add a "insert macro" popup
menu / button next to any EditBox where paths or filenames are entered -
and where macros can be used. See the attached image, where a product
named PINs use this idea. Now the user doesn't need to refer to help
files are try and remember all available macros.


[1] http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/IDE_Macros_in_paths_and_filenames

[2]
http://wiki.lazarus.freepascal.org/IDE_Window:_Compiler_Options#Unit_output_directory
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LazTargetpost 1.4
Widgetset
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2009-09-11 12:44

 

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Bart Broersma

2009-09-11 15:40

developer   ~0030635

Fixed typo in description: Marco -> Macro

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2009-09-11 12:43 Graeme Geldenhuys New Issue
2009-09-11 12:44 Graeme Geldenhuys File Added: Screenshot.png
2009-09-11 12:45 Vincent Snijders LazTarget => post 1.2
2009-09-11 12:45 Vincent Snijders Status new => acknowledged
2009-09-11 15:40 Bart Broersma Note Added: 0030635
2009-09-11 15:40 Bart Broersma Summary Enhance Marco usage by making them easier to find => Enhance Macro usage by making them easier to find
2013-09-03 12:07 Martin Friebe LazTarget post 1.2 => 1.4
2014-09-10 16:03 Juha Manninen LazTarget 1.4 => post 1.4