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Bug 67568 - [50cat] Code completor pop-up should allow user to resize it
Summary: [50cat] Code completor pop-up should allow user to resize it
Alias: None
Product: editor
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Completion & Templates (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: PC All
: P3 blocker with 6 votes (vote)
Assignee: Dusan Balek
: 41310 97781 97782 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-10-26 11:05 UTC by kalali
Modified: 2016-07-10 18:07 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Exception Reporter:

Screenshot illustrating why this feature is needed (24.61 KB, image/png)
2009-07-30 22:24 UTC, tomwheeler

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Description kalali 2005-10-26 11:05:14 UTC
[ BUILD # : 200510131800 ]
[ JDK VERSION : 1.5.0_03 ]

I think it is good if code completor allow users to resize it and then it remember that new size.
It will help to see all possibilities better , specially when there are long items in code completer.
Comment 1 _ mruflin 2005-11-13 14:40:43 UTC
The maximum width of the completion window is currently set to ~260 pixels - by
far too little if you have a 1600x1200 resolution! An editor setting option to
set the maximum size would already be sufficient to solve this problem, I guess.
See the "Javadoc Preferred Size" property of the Java editor settings for such
an options entry.
Comment 2 kalali 2005-12-09 21:48:56 UTC
I think i could not describe my purpose correctly.
imagine that code completer is open , it should allow user to resize it by
hisher mouse , for example get one corner and resize it as an ordinary windows.
Comment 3 _ wadechandler 2007-10-02 21:32:15 UTC
Yes, and it should retain its resized position.
Comment 4 tomwheeler 2009-07-30 22:22:54 UTC
Updating to reflect the fact that this feature still does not exist, in NetBeans 6.7.1 on either Linux or Windows. 

I will attach a screenshot which illustrates why this is necessary.  In it, you can see that there are two versions of
the "createBooleanToStringConverter" method available, but there is no way to tell them apart from the code completion
window.  I can understand that the window does not resize itself to accomodate a larger value as I mouse down through
the list, but it really should allow me to resize the window on my own if I want.
Comment 5 tomwheeler 2009-07-30 22:24:49 UTC
Created attachment 85577 [details]
Screenshot illustrating why this feature is needed
Comment 6 markiewb 2013-01-31 09:00:24 UTC
*** Bug 97781 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 markiewb 2013-01-31 09:01:34 UTC
*** Bug 41310 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 markiewb 2014-03-05 19:31:56 UTC
It would also be cool it the size will be persisted and used for the next invocation.
Comment 9 markiewb 2015-03-26 22:01:28 UTC
*** Bug 97782 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Martin Balin 2016-07-07 07:26:47 UTC
This old bug may not be relevant anymore. If you can still reproduce it in 8.2 development builds please reopen this issue.

Thanks for your cooperation,
NetBeans IDE 8.2 Release Boss
Comment 11 markiewb 2016-07-10 18:07:08 UTC
Still valid in 8.2 dev 
Product Version: NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 201607100002)