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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jul 7, 2021

Button to go up in the sub hierarchy (breadcrumbs style)

When developing using multiple Subs, it is common to reuse a Sub in another and this might lead to some nested levels. Currently, going back to the previous Sub is painful, since this is what you can do:

  1. Go back to the Main of the script and try to navigate to the Sub again;

  2. Make sure you remember the name of the Previous Sub and search it in the Sub Routines panel;

  3. Use (Ctrl + '-') shortcut to go to the previous line (may need dozens of taps if you clicked around while editing).

Generally, when I am analyzing or making changes to the code, I tend to follow from the Main of the script to the last level of Sub I'm interested in (using Go To Definition / F12), because that helps understanding the flow. Having a back button that could go to the last selected line of the previous Sub (probably the goSub command itself) before entering the current one, would greatly improve the experience. Something like the attached image.

Consider the following script scenario: Main > Sub1 > Sub2 > Sub3

This script could have many other Subs being reused as well.

Imagine I navigate from the Main of the script to Sub1, then Sub2, then Sub3, make some changes to Sub3, click this button to go to the last selected line of the previous Sub (Sub2), make sure the parameters are set correctly in the goSub command, then click again to back to the last selected line of Sub1 and continue editing from there.

Having this button would certainly help focusing on the actual code rather than looking for Subs.

Idea priority Medium
    Oct 18, 2021

    This is a valid requirement and it's considered for the future