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ZOOM MODE for Design Editor?

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Often we have to edit large forms in the DESIGN editor and the available space is not enough. Continually scrolling is not a solution.

 

The IDE DESIGN EDITOR needs a ZOOM MODE!!

 

Now that Delphi has reached its 25th birthday, it would be time!

 

What do you think?

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Do you mean that you are designing forms larger as your screen size?

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11 hours ago, Uwe Raabe said:

Do you mean that you are designing forms larger as your screen size?

Come on... There is no way to set the DESIGN Editor to full screen and back in docked mode.

 

And I didn't write "Full Screen", I wrote "ZOOM".

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1 hour ago, PeterPanettone said:

There is no way to set the DESIGN Editor to full screen and back in docked mode.

There is! Just open a new edit window for your form unit and you can make use of almost the whole screen. Using that on a 4K monitor with 100% dpi settings should help a lot.

 

I wonder how large the user screens are.

 

1 hour ago, PeterPanettone said:

And I didn't write "Full Screen", I wrote "ZOOM".

Not sure what you are trying to say here - not even when you capitalize bold and color it. My expectation of zoom is to enlarge a part of the visible target. So in this case that would be like looking at a part of the form through a magnifying glass. 

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7 hours ago, Uwe Raabe said:

There is! Just open a new edit window for your form unit and you can make use of almost the whole screen. Using that on a 4K monitor with 100% dpi settings should help a lot.

 

I wonder how large the user screens are.

 

Not sure what you are trying to say here - not even when you capitalize bold and color it. My expectation of zoom is to enlarge a part of the visible target. So in this case that would be like looking at a part of the form through a magnifying glass. 

Zoom means BOTH reducing and enlarging. In fact, you can"zoom in" and "zoom out". In fact, when you have a large form and need o display it in a reduced amount of space you need to ZOOM OUT, to make the whole form visible in the reduced amount of space.

 

Seeing the whole thing often is useful to get an impression of how it looks.

 

Zooming doesn't mean to enlarge or reduce things. Zoom means: You get a smaller or bigger view.

 

People need to think more often out of the box. This can also be achieved by a kind of "intellectual zooming"...

 

7 hours ago, Uwe Raabe said:

Just open a new edit window for your form unit

I wrote "DESIGN EDITOR" not CODE EDITOR. Why do you force yourself to misunderstand?

 

And yes, you can switch from code view to design view in that detached window and then you have more space to show your large form. But I don't need a detached window. I need to ZOOM what is in the docked FORM DESIGNER.

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17 minutes ago, PeterPanettone said:

Why do you force yourself to misunderstand?

Bye...

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7 hours ago, Uwe Raabe said:

Bye...

Good night.

 

Is it so difficult to understand the difference between ZOOM and ENLARGE THE WINDOW?

 

7 hours ago, PeterPanettone said:

I need to ZOOM what is in the docked FORM DESIGNER.

And "ZOOM" means BOTH ZOOMING IN and ZOOMING OUT.

 

Hopefully the difference is clear now.

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Yes, a zoom bar at the bottom (like in Word) would be nice for several reasons.


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I find a 55" 4k monitor solves the lack of said control quite adequately. I only wish I could have one wherever I'm working besides just at home.

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4 hours ago, PeterPanettone said:

I wrote "DESIGN EDITOR" not CODE EDITOR. Why do you force yourself to misunderstand?

Uwe said "new edit window". If the new edit window (using View|New Edit Window) is associated with a form, it includes the form designer. Having a dedicated window means having more room to design.

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Peter, you must calm down now. Using bold letters or coloring does not move this discussion forward.

 

You want opinions and input from us. And the question itself is interesting and would be a funny task using the ToolsAPI.

But personally I have no need for this, as I set the coordinates / dimensions in the OI, when it needs to be exact. I am not exactly sure what I could gain from a “magnifying glass”.

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8 hours ago, Daniel said:

...personally I have no need for this...

I would prefer the current bugs in the IDE be corrected FIRST.

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3 hours ago, Mark- said:

I would prefer the current bugs in the IDE be corrected FIRST.

That should not hinder Embarcadero developers to implement FORM-DESIGNER ZOOM!

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9 minutes ago, Der schöne Günther said:

https://quality.embarcadero.com/

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Are you kidding me?

What's wrong with you, guys?

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1 minute ago, Daniel said:

What's wrong with you, guys?

It seems that Delphi developers are not SERIOUS GROWN UP people.

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12 minutes ago, PeterPanettone said:

It seems that Delphi developers are not SERIOUS GROWN UP people.

Don't confuse other with yourself!

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Nobody forces you to be a menber of this community. But if you wanna sty here you have to apply to our rules!

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1 minute ago, Markus Kinzler said:

Nobody forces you to be a menber of this community. But if you wanna sty here you have to apply to our rules!

Please read again what you have written...

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