#1535 AutoComlete List and CallTip don't close when scrolling the editor


Steps to reproduce:
1. open a large file
2. show the autocomplete box or the calltip
3. scroll the editor either using the scroll wheel on the mouse or the scroll bar on the right
4. autocomplete box or calltip doesn't hide

I've reproduce this in scite 3.3.4 and in Code::Blocks.
I don't know if this is intentional or not but it is extremely annoying behaviour.


  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2013-10-06
    • labels: auto complete scroll --> auto complete scroll, scintilla
    • status: open --> open-rejected
    • assigned_to: Neil Hodgson
    • Priority: 5 --> 3
  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2013-10-06

    Its intentional since you may be scrolling to check similar code. If you want to close popups then press the escape key.

  • Teodor Petrov

    Teodor Petrov - 2013-10-06

    Hm, but what can I do in my application (Code::Blocks) if I don't want this behaviour?
    Could this be added as an optional feature (flag) of Scintilla?

    This bug report is more a bug report against Scintilla, rather then a SciTe bug.

    p.s. what does open-rejected status means?

  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2013-10-06
  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2013-10-06

    Open-rejected means that I don't regard this as a bug so will not accept a patch that changes the behaviour. It will move to closed-rejected once discussion is over.

    If you want to change Code::Blocks then send your preferred cancel message(s) when you see one of the scroll flags in an SCN_UPDATEUI notification.

  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2013-10-15
    • status: open-rejected --> closed-rejected
  • Teodor Petrov

    Teodor Petrov - 2013-11-15

    Hm, I can't find a generic dwell-end message.
    Does something like this exists?
    Would you accept patches for it if there isn't such API/message?

    I need this because in Code::Blocks we have several different dwell related features - calltip, debugger expression evaluation, dictionary tips in the comments and anything else a plugin wants to show. So I can't really be sure what to cancel or at least it will be a lot harder for me to do it.

    • Neil Hodgson

      Neil Hodgson - 2013-11-16

      Is this attached to the correct issue? This issue did not appear to be about dwell events and is closed. If this is just a support question then it should go to the mailing list.


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