We designed the typing assistance feature of JustCode to increase your productivity by saving you keystrokes without getting in your way. In this release, we enhanced this feature, making it faster and better than ever.
When you press enter between opening and closing brace, JustCode positions the braces correctly and inserts an empty line so you can begin typing immediately. Previously, JustCode used the formatting feature to position braces correctly, and this was sometimes slow. The brace positioning no longer relies on the formatter, and the result is extremely fast.
When you add an open brace at the beginning of a single line statement, JustCode adds a closing brace at the end of the statement. JustCode then moves the caret to the position before the inserted closing brace so you can continue typing.
When you press enter, JustCode positions the braces correctly and creates a new line after the statement so you can continue typing in the newly created block.
However, if you press shift + enter, a new line appears before the statement.
Typing assistance is now extremely fast due to the removal of the formatting dependency. Try it and let us know what you think.
When you add an opening brace/bracket/parenthesis, JustCode adds the matching closing symbol and positions the caret between the opening and the closing symbol so you can continue typing.
JustCode automatically runs the auto-formatter when you press semi-colon or add a closing.
The typing assistant also adds a closing single or double quote for you.
JustCode prevents you from doubling parentheses, braces, brackets and single & double quotes. When you type the additional character, JustCode moves the cursor outside the closing character.
Occasionally, you may need to place a semicolon on a line, but your current caret position is not in the correct position. You need to move it to the correct location before you can type the semicolon.
Typing assistance takes care of this. Simply type semicolon and JustCode places it in the proper location. Furthermore, JustCode positions the caret after the semicolon so you can continue typing.
The typing assistance feature can save you many keystrokes and improve your productivity. Best of all, it does not get in your way. You may not even notice it is there, and it still helps you work better and faster.
To use this great feature, simply enable it from the JustCode options dialog:
If you still haven`t tried JustCode, you can do so by downloading a free 30-day trial.
Philip Japikse is an international speaker, a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider, INETA Community Champion, MCSD, CSM/ CSP, and a passionate member of the developer community. Phil has been working with .Net since the first betas, developing software for over 20 years, and heavily involved in the agile community since 2005. Phil also hosts the Hallway Conversations podcast (www.hallwayconversations.com) and serves as the Lead Director for the Cincinnati .Net User’s Group (http://www.cinnug.org). You can follow Phil on twitter via www.twitter.com/skimedic, or read his personal blog at www.skimedic.com/blog.