I generally will put up with IDE problems if i have to choose between IDE fixes and runtime fixes/enhancements. I think we have all been conditioned to accept that from Sybase/SAP.
Now that Appeon is working on enhancements to the IDE, I was thinking it would be good for them to know what changes we NEED. Maybe later we can ask for IDE changes we want.
For me, there are 2 huge IDE bugs that actually create bugs in my code. One is a true bug, the other is a user interface issue (override). So, in the spirt of my #1 top thing to change in the ide, here is my #1 change request:
If I could have only 1 change to the IDE it would be:
STOP the datawindow painter from automatically removing my update properties
If you have a datawindow that works and you add a column then the IDE removes your update properties. Who thought this was a good idea and allowed this? If this was my work I would be embarrassed.
yes, it does warn you. but it is literally deleting your work and introducing bugs into working code.
This bug has been around for well over 20 years. It makes me hate PB and datawindows.