Integrate constants into the type-ahead feature

Idea created by mrwatson-gbs on Apr 21, 2017
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    Problem

     

    It is difficult for (new) developers to find and use constants.

     

    More constants are coming, this problem is getting bigger!

     

    Idea

     

    Integrate constants into the type-ahead feature.

     

    For example:

     

    • What is the constant to get struck-out text in the text format ?
    • strikeout?
    • strikethru?
    • strikethrough?

     

    Typing "strike" in the calculation editor should make the suggestion, like this:

     

         strike|

           [ strikethrough ]

     

    Benefits

     

    • easier to use / learn
    • less time spent looking up constants
    • greater productivity

     

    Use Cases

     

    • everywhere, where constants are used in the calculation editor

     

    See also

     

    Script Workspace Autocomplete Variable Names (type-ahead)