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BrunoK

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[SOLVED] Tool to get Lazarus IDE Info ?
« on: February 28, 2020, 10:54:31 am »
Does a tool exist that would help discover under-laying information about the running IDE forms/controls and catch it to the clipboard ?

Examples
  I have the Object inspector window showing. Hovering over it would show the form's
  - Caption
  - Classname
  - Maybe name

Hovering, say, on the TabSheet part would show its class and pressing some Ctrl_Catch key would grab the shown info.

Objective : help to retrieve relatively easily information that could be used in a search in files to locate units.



Lazarus trunk r. 62575/21.01.2020 (+/- changes regarding TScrollBar, IntitalSetupDialog, Options.Environment options).  FPC 3.0.4 (the mac os one) from svn + some mods.
Windows 10 Pro x64 (v. 1903 / 18362.418) and for test Linux Manjaro (QT5 and GTK2)
« Last Edit: March 01, 2020, 12:44:16 pm by BrunoK »

mercurhyo

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Re: Tool to get Lazarus IDE Info ?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2020, 08:43:49 pm »
menu >> view >> Code Explorer
I think it's what you are looking for, with the Objects Inspector
« Last Edit: February 28, 2020, 08:46:50 pm by mercurhyo »
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Re: Tool to get Lazarus IDE Info ?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2020, 09:06:55 pm »
I don't know of such a tool, but it would be relatively easy to write one, since the global Application and Screen variables collect and expose all the information you might ever need about currently instantiated forms and their controls (and lots of relatively arcane information you probably won't need).

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Re: Tool to get Lazarus IDE Info ?
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2020, 06:19:14 pm »
There are several ways to interpret your question. Maybe this:

Try to focus the object inspector (or the window in question) and press Shift Ctrl F1

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Re: Tool to get Lazarus IDE Info ?
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2020, 06:21:08 pm »
There is also a package ( I think in CCR) that acts as a live Object inspector. Allows to inspect the OI, or source edit, or main form....

Same in main distro IdeInspector (but outdated)

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Re: Tool to get Lazarus IDE Info ?
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2020, 12:43:22 pm »
There are several ways to interpret your question. Maybe this:

Try to focus the object inspector (or the window in question) and press Shift Ctrl F1
Thank you very much Martin.
 
<Shift Ctrl F1> was what I was looking for but didn't know existed.
It is even much better than what I hoped for since it allows to open the concerned files very easily.