Bug 85 - Better scrolling behaviour when stepping
Summary: Better scrolling behaviour when stepping
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Debugger ()
Version: Trunk
Hardware: PC Linux
: High enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-07-27 12:01 UTC by Marek Safar
Modified: 2011-12-02 17:39 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Marek Safar 2011-07-27 12:01:00 UTC
MD always scrolls after F10 which means for code like

for (int i = 0; i < 100; ++i) {

There will be 100 "jumps" down and up, most text editors scrolls only when stepping to the line which is out of the window
Comment 1 Jeffrey Stedfast 2011-11-30 11:33:01 UTC
Fixed, will be in 2.8.5 or so (2.8.4 is already rolled)
Comment 2 Lluis Sanchez 2011-12-01 04:41:35 UTC
I'm reopening because the new behavior still has issues. See the following screencast:


1) When stepping down the method, the caret ends placed at the bottom of the editor, so you don't see what's coming.
2) When stepping out of the DoSomething method the cursor is placed at the top of the editor, so you don't see were the call was coming from.

When stepping, MD should ensure that there are some visible padding lines before and after the cursor position.
Comment 3 Jeffrey Stedfast 2011-12-02 16:02:19 UTC
Comment 4 Mikayla Hutchinson [MSFT] 2011-12-02 17:09:53 UTC
This seems to have changed the behaviour for "go to definition" too. Maybe the API these things use to "jump" the caret should have a parameter to control whether it centers?
Comment 5 Jeffrey Stedfast 2011-12-02 17:39:31 UTC
just committed a fix for this too...