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  1. "Persistent search filter" option in the Object Inspector

    Add a "Persistent search filter" option in the Object Inspector like in "Tool Palette". Search would not be cleared after change of selected object.

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  2. Please don't translate a permission name of Android.

    Please Show below image.
    http://wii.serialgames.co.jp/~jun/per.png

    All Android developers use Permission Name written in English.
    But, Delphi localized version, Permission was translated.
    I hope Permission Name do not localize.

    2 votes
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  3. I want to return the compilation dialogue to the old style.

    10 seattle's compilation dialog is Flat style.
    It's very difficult to see because the item of the plural equals horizontal direction.
    The item is placed on the verticalness direction completely, or return the compilation dialogue to the old style.

    3 votes
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  4. Extension of PAServer

    I wish for the following function in PAServer.

    Clear command
    Save Command ( in use V Command ).

    or

    I want PASever Command Viewer on Windows.

    or

    I'd like to know PAServer - PAClient connection protcol.

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  5. Hyperlink functionality in the IDE source code editor

    What do you think about the idea of implementing cross reference hyperlink functionality inside the Delphi source code editor? For example you could write a comment like this:

    // [[IdentifierXY]]

    Any 1-line text inside a comment surrounded by double square brackets will be recognized as a clickable hyperlink.

    So when IdentifierXY is the name of a METHOD inside the current unit or current project, double-clicking on IdentifierXY would JUMP to the implementation of IdentifierXY!

    Likewise,when IdentifierXY is the name of a VARIABLE inside the current unit or current project, double-clicking on IdentifierXY would JUMP to the declaration of IdentifierXY!

    It…

    2 votes
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  6. Syntax Highlightng for *.BAT files

    I would like to see syntax highlighting for *.BAT files the way Notepad+ for example does.

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  7. Split Editor (two or more files visible at once)

    Delphi can open an additional floating editor window. But this window always hides other stuff and doesn't stay at its placing while debugging the application. I'd like this editor window to be dockable next to the main editor as it is possible in most other IDEs I know.

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  8. FastMM4 IDE integration - go to source line for memory leak

    If FastMM4 creates a detailed memory leak log file, the IDE should offer a GUI which allows to jump to the source locations where the leak has been created.

    17 votes
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  9. DUnit IDE integration for failed tests - jump to source line of failed test

    when a test fails, double-clicking the test in the GUITestRunner result window should open the source unit of the failed test and jump to the first line of the test procedure

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  10. Hudson / Jenkins CI IDE integration (build status)

    Hudson / Jenkins open source CI frameworks offer a remote monitoring API which allows to control the status of a build, and submitting new build jobs. The IDE could display the build status for a Delphi build on the CI server in the workspace to give a faster feedback about broken builds.

    3 votes
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  11. Add IDE option to run projects unit tests on save

    If this option is enabled, then whenever I save the source files, the IDE will compiles the asssociated unit tests (just a project in the same folder or project group). This happens in the background so I do not have to switch projects. The result (number of failures) will be displayed in the workspace.

    p.s. this is not my own idea but taken from a book about legacy code maintenance

    3 votes
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  12. Code completion allow more flowing typing

    For the last year, I'm using both Delphi and VS2010. One thing that's really nice in VS is the fact that you doesn't need to press [Enter] to finish an word. Example: you have procedures CreateMonster and CreateWingedMonster. You do CreateW[ctrl-space], CreateWingedMonster is selected and if you press[space] or the start parenthesis the code is completed. In Delphi (2010 at least) you have to press [Enter], breaking the flow of typing.

    4 votes
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  13. Surround with block language elements

    I've found it in cnwizards. But it will be really nice to have them natively build in.

    try..finally..end
    with begin end
    while begin end
    repeat until
    {$if(n)def}
    {$region} {$endregion}

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  14. 4 votes
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  15. Object Inspector Comment area

    Storing Comments with Components only for the description of the application would be nice.

    8 votes
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  16. Additional support for automatic refactorings

    Take a look at http://www.refactoring.com/catalog/index.html. At least a dozen of these could be added to the existing refactoring support in Delphi.
    Ones that are fairly straight forward:
    Encapsulate Field
    Extract Subclass
    Inline Class
    Inline Method
    Introduce Parameter Object
    Replace Parameter with Explicit Methods
    Replace Temp with Query
    Reverse Conditional
    Split Temporary Variable
    Replace Method with Method Object

    I've seen most of these implemented by third parties in either Delphi or another IDE so there is no doubt they are feasible.

    12 votes
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  17. Help for mouse users: 'Cursor beyond EOL' option

    Please provide an 'Cursor beyond EOL' checkbox in the Editor Options box. It should default to CHECKED to maintain existing functionality. But when unchecked, clicking anywhere past the end of the line will place the cursor at the end of the existing text (ready to add more), rather than where the mouse was clicked.

    This behaviour is familiar to VS users. Note: this would be an OPTION - if you don't want it, simply leave the checkbox alone.

    21 votes
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  18. Help for mouse users: extend selection word-by-word

    Please provide "select-and-extend-word-by-word" (strictly, element-by-element) via the mouse, like you can already do via Ctrl+Shift+RightArrow. This would be invoked by double-click-and-hold-then-drag, which currently does nothing.

    Note: this new feature does not affect any existing functionality - those who don't want it won't even notice it. Those who do will appreciate it.

    Note that element-by-element selection via the mouse is already available in every other code editor I can find, every word processor, every text box on a web page, the Delphi Prism code editor in VS, and even Delphi's own TEdit.

    6 votes
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  19. Self-learning intelligent refactoring

    Programmers often do massive and repeatable tasks, consisting of:
    - some search & replace
    - simple refactorings
    - simple edit actions
    - navigations
    Will be nice, if IDE will be able to recognize such editing patterns, parameterize them and suggest them to the users. That may radically simplify tasks, like a:
    - migration from one library to another
    - massive refactorings of an application
    - etc

    22 votes
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  20. Show type in Object Inspector

    Currently, the Object Inspector doesn't show the type of properties.

    There could be a third column
    [name,value,type]

    Or the type could be shown in a statusbar of the object inspector.

    9 votes
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