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Synchronous navigation in code and preview panel

Posted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 8:44 pm
by roman
Hi,

I haven't found a way in TopStyle to navigate in code and preview panel synchronously. This ability would be a huge improvement. I find the program difficult to use without it.

Re: Synchronous navigation in code and preview panel

Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:01 am
by TopStyle Support
Starting with build 4.0.0.71, the preview panel toolbar contains a "Synchronize" button. When you click this, you can enable two settings:

1. Synchronize preview with editor position
2. Synchronize editor with preview selection

Both these options are HTML-only (obviously). I agree this isn't a full round-trip synchronization between editor and preview (yet), but it comes pretty close. I'm hoping on improving these features for TopStyle 5.

Thanks, Stefan.

Re: Synchronous navigation in code and preview panel

Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:16 pm
by roman
A good companion to the toolbar button would be a key shortcut.

And as you improve this area, it would be very useful to be able to click on an element inside code or preview panel and have it reflected in the other view (by scrolling into view first, of course, and then by changing color, adding borders, blinking, etc. -- something to draw attention to it).