[Qt-creator] Not scroll editor when stepping in debugger

Jason H scorp1us at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 24 21:33:14 CET 2014

Well if you want to get real fancy, in the ideal situation, figure out how many lines the loop is and if it fits, center the loop in the window. I don't know if that code structure information is available though. 

----- Original Message -----
From: andre <apoenitz at t-online.de>
To: Jason H <scorp1us at yahoo.com>
Cc: Wiebe Cazemier <wiebe at halfgaar.net>; Ziller Eike <Eike.Ziller at digia.com>; Qt Creator mailing list <qt-creator at qt-project.org>
Sent: Monday, February 24, 2014 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: [Qt-creator] Not scroll editor when stepping in debugger

On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 10:11:02AM -0800, Jason H wrote:

> I've used both debuggers. It never occurred to me the difference of
> behavior.  But now that I notice, I think the OP is right, it definitely
> is preferred when going through loops that fit on screen. 
> I see virtues of both approaches. But when equipped with a scroll wheel
> or area on a track-pad the additional view management from
> ensureVisible() is not a bother. I support the adding of an option, which
> I would probably use. 

I had a look at VS today, and it looked like until the last visible line
(even if there are already a few pixels missing) which time you don't see
_any_ of the upcoming context, and then centers the view on the next step.

A compromise might be along the lines of offering Eclipse 8-lines-or-so
margin as option. But even that requires someone to put a patch on


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