Smart Suggestions into block fields

Arafrael

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Hi!

It would be great to add a smart suggestion (or smart search) function into empty block fields, like we used to see in google (and hundreds of other GUI's) :)

Small mockup:


How i imagine it should works:
There is dropdown menu appears after you typed a symbol.
Menu is filled by blocks, filtered by type of blocks (compilable with this field) and symbol you typed, just like you search through palette.
Search results updating in realtime, while you typing.
First block is selected by default, and would be inserted into field if you hit enter.
You could select other blocks with keyboard arrows.

Thanks!

Hectate

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Just to be clear; have you ever clicked the little down arrow in those fields to see the context menu for block selection?
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Arafrael

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Yes. Im using Stencyl for years and not an idiot :)
But its a lot of pain to use mouse for everything im trying to do and workflow i suggest here could really speed up everybody's production.
In addition, menu that you talking about doesnt allow even to use keyboard to select items and have a strange filters that include only part of available blocks. I thought to report about this first, but i believe "smart search" feature is more useful, then improving existing menu.

Hectate

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Not trying to imply that you're an idiot, just not assuming that you knew. I agree that keyboard shortcuts and controls are powerful - although at some point I just went back to programming in traditional code while using Stencyl so unless it's something small I don't open Design Mode too often anymore.
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