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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 17, 2015

RSA-RTE: Focus on Code View Automatically when selecting an element

When selecting an element in the Project Explorer or Properties view it would be nice if the "Code View" view has an option to be selected/highlighted automatically by the toolset if it has something to show. Currently you have to manually select it in case another view (such as Problems or Console) is shown.

Using version 9.1.1 CP2.

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 69787
RFE URL
RFE Product Rational Software Architect Real Time Edition
  • Guest
    Sep 20, 2016

    This is trivial to implement, but I think the requested behavior goes against the recommended behavior of an Eclipse view. No view should consider itself to be more important than others and automatically set focus to itself when the selection changes. For example, if you have both the Properties and Code views in the same group, it is not obvious that the Code view can be considered more important for the user than the Properties view. It depends on what the user is about to do, and if more than one view starts to set focus to itself automatically, there will be chaos.
    So if we implement this it will have to be controlled by a special preference (which by default will be turned off).

    It should also be mentioned that if you really want this behavior as soon as possible, it should be easy to implement a plugin the does it. Just make the plugin a selection listener for the Project Explorer, and when it detects a new selection set focus to the Code view.

  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Software Architect Real Time Edition

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Software Architect Real Time Edition