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Source Assistant info as PopUp and ToolBox on top

Hello all,

So I have two questions. I know about Source assistant with the info that it provides. So when I type a function in my editor, I can see in the source assistant window information about it, what the arguments are, any docstring, etc. Is there a way to have all that as a popup around the area I am currently typing? The second question is about the ToolBox. I currently have 3 monitors, in the middle I have my editor and then the rest are split left and right. I discovered the setting "Keep Window on Top" but that keeps the toolbox on top of other open applications, even if the main window of Wing (the one in the middle screen) is not highlighted/selected. Is there a way to overcome this? I forgot to mention that I am using the Wing Personal version.

Thank you for reading me. DM

Dimitris's avatar
asked 2019-06-27 02:37:08 -0500
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The source assistant is a tool that is either is displayed beside the editor or in a separate toolbox window; there isn't an option for a call tip popup. As for windows staying on top of other applications, that is probably a bug. What platform are you using?

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Wingware Support
answered 2019-06-27 05:56:05 -0500
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Thank you for the reply. I am on windows 10. About the popup, do you think it's worth having it as a future feature? Maybe visual studio spoiled me :)

Dimitris's avatar Dimitris (2019-06-27 06:45:18 -0500) edit

In Wing Pro, the Editor > Auto-Editing > Auto-Enter Invocation Args operation (which is on by default) enters the whole function signature into the editor when you're typing, lets you tab between args to enter values, and when complete automatically removes any unchanged default args. This was our answer to providing that info closer to the focus in the editor, but it's only in Wing Pro.

Wingware Support's avatar Wingware Support (2019-06-27 06:59:17 -0500) edit

Also, to actually answer your question in above comment: Adding this info in a popup is something that's been on our list of possible enhancements for a long time but never seems to get to the top of the priorities. So maybe some day, but likely not soon.

Wingware Support's avatar Wingware Support (2019-06-27 07:05:51 -0500) edit
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