Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How to use code templates to enter keywords without mistakes ?

After my "FlashBuilder tips and tricks" session at 360Flex where I erred while entering "implements" keyword I thought through it and came up with this. Add the following code template with any name it suits you. I used "kw".

${keyword:values(public, protected, private, function, implements, var, try, catch, class, interface, package)} ${cursor}

Now where ever I need to enter a keyword I just need to type "kw" and hit Ctrl+Space to get a popup showing all the keywords. (Note: Modify the list of keywords to suit your need)

3 comments:

Mic said...

(totally off-topic) .. you were the only one that helped users with OLAPDataGrid ( a totally under appreciated class) ... I am down in the depth of mdx and ODG ... is there any way to open a dialog with you? As always TIA,

Mic

Sreenivas said...

You can write to me sreenivas.ramaswamy at gmail dot com.

It has been really a long time ago that I worked on OLAP. I hope I can help you out.

Robert Hill said...

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