I bloged a lot about GExperts recently:
- A new way to call the experts in GExperts
- Compiling GExperts while the DLL is loaded in the IDE
- Backwards compatibility of uses lists
- Automatically scroll a memo line by line in Delphi
And you have probably wondered when I will make a new GExperts release. OK, no more waiting, here it is.
From a user perspective the main new feature is the configurable popup menu in the editor window which can be used to call the individual experts without having to assign multiple shortcuts or using the mouse. By default, the shortcut is Ctrl+H and the experts that can be called are these:
This new feature is implemented as an Editor expert so you can configure it on the “Editor Experts” tab of the configuration dialog. If you don’t like it, just remove the shortcut. 😉 I for one am wondering how I could ever live without it.
In addition there are several enhancements / bugfixes, some of them by me, others contributed:
- The Grep expert now maintains a history list. (contributed by Ferenc Kiffer)
- Bugfix: The class brower’s options for setting the default filters were never used.
- The options dialog of the Code Librarian is now resizable
- The memo for editing the path(s) now has scrollbars and no longer word wraps. (by Achim Kalwa)
I have got a few more ideas for improving the existing experts, so stay tuned. 😉
btw: Did you know about the Macro Template editor expert? I had completely forgotten about it until I rediscovered it today and added it to the editor popup menu.
Also: Did you know that the Reverse Statement expert converts
for i := 0 to List.Count - 1 do
for i := List.Count - 1 downto 0 do
I didn’t know either.
The download link for the release is available from the experimental GExperts page.