IDE-Tools EurOmnis 2012/2014 Flash session

Lou Picciano loupicciano at
Fri Dec 19 13:24:33 EST 2014

Thanks, Udo! 

Your Flash Session at EO was (is!) legendary... "Wha? Wait, wait... How did he do that?", etc. 

Look forward to trying the tools. 

Lou Picciano 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Udo Sonnabend" <U.Sonnabend at> 
To: "OmnisDev List - English" <omnisdev-en at> 
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2014 1:12:42 PM 
Subject: IDE-Tools EurOmnis 2012/2014 Flash session 

Hi All 

`Will give my IDE-Tools showed at EurOmnis flash sessions 2012 and 2014 to the community. 

They are at the moment on our FTP-Site: 
User: omnisdevlist 
PW: $sendAll 

(There is a commitee constituted at EurOmnis2014 to create an open VCS… they will be availible there too – if…;) 

Imagine – after having programed dozends of Libraries – thausends of classes – a complex subwindow structure - and then maintain this program (after you layed half a year in the sun – `d wish for you ;-) - Just find the right library – class – and then the method - to put your breakpoint in it ;-) 

Imagine - open your window, move the mouse to your point of interest and type a short cut key to: 

- Show the method behind that object to put any breakpoint in it, 

- Show the design/layout of that object and show it selected to do….your desired layout immediatly, 

- inspect the WHOLE corresponding list under your mouse representing this value, 

- inspect („all“) runtime properties of that object, 

- show the associated schema, table or file class of the object, 

- show subwindow instance values of that object…. 

If you are editing methods of a class - immedialty switch to: 

- Showing the class in browser, 

- showing the class in VCS, 

- showing the revision history, 

- showing the superclass 

- Check In/Out or switch the checkedout flag 

- …. 

Supported version are starting at Studio Version 4.3. – Version 6 tiny resp. not tested - there are gotchas ! 
May be not all parts are working for you, but it is at least a start to get a „flowing“ IDE to push the Omnis community ;-) 

Below is part of the readme file. 
Please feel free to distribute, share, enhance 
…and please report any bugs and comments to usonnabend at<mailto:usonnabend at>. 

Udo Sonnabend 
Wigasoft AG 

PS: I gave my IDETools to Bob Whiting at EurOmnis 2014 – hoping - some functions will become part of the Omnis core and hopefully better implemented than my heuristic approach. 

; ============================================================================================= 
; Features: 
; ============================================================================================= 
; Mouse over a running Window Object: 
; =========================== 
; Show Method of Object ;; SHIFT-CTRL-M 
; Select Object in Layout Editor ;; SHIFT-CTRL-W 
; Show Properties of Object ;; F6 
; Edit Values of Dataname ;; CTRL-Shift-A 
; Edit Entity(=List, or all Instance vars) ;; CTRL-Shift-E 
; Show Table instance vars of associated table;; ;; CTRL-Shift-B 
; Show Window and Subwindow vars ;; SHIFT-CTRL-N, SHIFT-CTRL-U 
; Show File or Schema class used for object;; ;; SHIFT-CTRL-S 
; Show Table class for object ;; SHIFT-CTRL-T 

; Selected class in Browser: 
; =============== 
; Show Superclass ;; ALT-S 
; Show Classname in Finddialog ;; ALT-F 
; Show Class in VCS ;; ALT-V 
; Copy Current class name to clipboard ;; ALT-N 

; Selected class in VCS: 
; =============== 
; Edit Class in main method editor ;; ALT-C 
; Show Class in Browser ;; ALT-B 
; Show Superclass ;; ALT-S 
; Show Classname in Finddialog ;; ALT-F 
; Copy Current class name to clipboard ;; ALT-N 

; Method Editor: 
; =========== 
; Show class in Browser ;; ALT-B 
; Show class in VCS ;; ALT-V 
; Show Revision History ;; ALT-R 
; Show Compare Dialog ;; ALT-O 
; Toggle Show as Checked out ;; ALT-F1 
; Check out ;; ALT-F2 
; Check in ;; ALT-F3 
; Show Superclass ;; ALT-S 
; Show Inheritance tree ;; ALT-I 
; Copy Current class name to clipboard ;; ALT-N 

; Any Selection (nearly) anywhere: ;; (Text, Method lines, Find dialog) 
; ================ 
; Copy to Find Dialog ;; ALT-F 
; Edit first Class in Selection ;; ALT-C 

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