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  1. 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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  2. Hex View

    I would like to be able to switch between the source code and the binary representation of it like I can do that in UtraEdit.

    It may not sound useful at first thought but I use Visual Studio for that purpose to read/view/edit my program text files, help files, HTMLs, etc. And I would be glad to have s simple tab at the bottom called "Hex View" and avoid using Visual Studio for that.
    The second reason I prefer VS over Delphi when text editing is for viewing XML files in an expandable way.

    Please at least consider this. I…

    4 votes
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  3. F8 (Next Search|Build result) like in Visual Stdio

    I greatly miss the Visual Studio F8 shortkey for going to the next Find in Files result of Buld error.

    Please add this. This is a great but simple way to fast code.

    Thank you.

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  4. Customizable keystroke for Code Insight

    The Ctrl-Space keystroke is used in Asian language locales for activating the IME (Input Method Editor).

    2 votes
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  5. Find Unit to scan the full library path

    Currently Find Unit can find A only if the project already has a reference to A somewhere else in the project.

    Please fix that by searching in all files in the Library paths, not only the "locally" referenced by the project units.

    32 votes
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  6. Separate Context Menu for Editing and Debuging

    Split the context menu into Edit and Debug mode. Currently the context menu has to many unecessary items. In debug mode, the most items are disabled or not applicable. See VS2005.
    Would increase productivity, at least for me.

    45 votes
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  7. Easier Refactoring

    When you change e.g. a variable, function, or class name in the Code Edtor, show an indicator wether you want to refector that name. Like VS2005.
    Refactoring is state of the art programming and is (should be) often done, so please make it easy and quick to use.

    76 votes
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  8. "Procedure List"

    There is something very handy available from GExperts and cnWizards experts called "Procedure List" called using Ctrl+G in GExperts and Ctrl+D in cnWizards.

    I suggest you impement one on your own and I will competely drop those experts since I use them mostly because of Procedure List.

    Or you can add a drop down list (combobox) with all mehods and procedures/functions in the unit like Microsoft did in their visual studio editor.

    136 votes
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  9. Spell Check

    Please add Spell Checking for identifiers and literals as you type. Allow using Custom Dictionary and adding words to custom dictionary.

    22 votes
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  10. Support for F13, F14...F19

    I compile with Delphi with Mac OS keyboard.
    It has functional keys starting from F1 to F19.
    Please assign the most used shortkeys to F13, F14, F15, F16, F17, F18, F19 as alternavites.
    F13 - add breakpoint
    F14 - step into
    F15 - step over
    F16 - run
    F17 - compile
    F18 - build
    F19 - run without debugging

    Thank you.

    5 votes
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  11. Code Insight

    Delphi 2009 has a lag of about 2 seconds after typing "." (dot) symbol on a 3 Ghz Core Duo iMac machine. Previously on Delphi 2007 the lag was about 1 second. What happened?

    And most importantly please allow to type characters after the dot is typed and Code Insight is evaluating, currently it it eating the symbols you are typing during the Code Insight is being displayed.

    It is very annoying. It hasn't been like that since Delphi 5 for sure. I guess you changed something in Delphi 2009.

    56 votes
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  12. Separate non-visual components in the form designer

    When you have forms with several TActionList, TPopupMenu, TDataSource, and other non-visual components it's kinda hard to organize these components in the form. Harder if you have several tabs in this form.

    It would be very nice, if theses components could be put in a separate area, so you could easily organize all the non-visual components.

    It would be nice also if they could be grouped into categories, example, all the TDataSources grouped in the same line, and so on.

    107 votes
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  13. Better Class Completion

    Have Class Completion fill in any Interface methods that haven't been declared yet.

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  14. Delphi IDE with integrated resource editor

    Add the ability to edit and create resource files into the IDE, maybe an icon editor too

    46 votes
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  15. Full undo feature for visual editing

    when making changes to the visual design allow any number of undo and redo steps

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