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General

The Options dialog is displayed by selecting Tools -> Options from the main menu. Then select Text Editor -> Language -> General from the tree on the left.

Note:   These options apply to the All Languages option group or each individual language.

Statement Completion

Setting Description
Auto list members When this setting is enabled and certain "trigger" keys are pressed, member lists for recognized items are automatically displayed. Examples of triggers include the period character in VBScript.
Hide advanced members When this option is turned on, advanced members will not be displayed when a member list is automatically triggered. Advanced members are specified using the browsable tag in XML comments.
Parameter information When this setting is enabled and certain "trigger" keys are pressed, parameter information for recognized items are automatically displayed. Examples of trigger characters include the open parenthesis in a function call or the comma character for parameter separation.
Show item with most parameters first When there are multiple ways to call a function or sub, select this option to show the Parameter Information item with the most parameters first. When not selected, the default item is pre-defined and typically includes fewer parameters.

Settings

Setting Description
Enable virtual space A line of a text document typically ends with the last character typed on that line. When virtual space is enabled, you can select and type in the virtual space beyond the end of the line.
Note:   Virtual space and word wrap are mutually exclusive settings.
Word wrap Allows you to wrap long lines text within the same display so that you do not have to use the horizontal scrollbar to see all the text on a line.
Note:   Word wrap and virtual space are mutually exclusive settings.
Show visual glyphs for word wrap When word wrap is enabled, this option will display a small graphic at the end of line that is wrapped to help visually identify when a wrap has occurred.
Apply Cut or Copy commands to blank lines when there is no selection This option applies when the caret is positioned on a blank line and there is no text selected. If this option is enabled and you perform a Cut or Copy operation, the blank line will be copied to the clipboard. If this option is not enabled, the content of the clipboard will not be replaced by the blank line, so the previous text on the clipboard remains.
Note:   The Cut command will always delete the blank line even if the clipboard content is not going to be modified.

Display

Setting Description
Line numbers When selected, line numbers are displayed next to each line of code.
Navigation bar When selected, displays the Navigation Bar within supported editors.
Context margin When selected, supported editors will display the Context Margin. This margin is used to display indicators next to special lines that reflect the context of that line. Function, sub, property, and class declarations, for instance, will display an icon indicating that a new declaration begins on that line. Unified Functional Testing scripts that contain Active Screen data will have an indicator signifying that active screen data is present for that line.
Content dividers When selected, supported languages will display Content Dividers.
Show column guide When this option is enabled, a vertical line will be displayed in the corresponding editor at the specified column position. This can be used to help visually indicate when a line is longer than desired.