Feature Suggestion

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Hello,
I posted this to the 'feature request' section, but I see folks have been asking for this feature since 2009, so it seems like it should have it's own fresh post :-)

As a new CC user, I would love to see a Collapse Code feature, as exists in many other code editors. Writing a long page with either a long DIV or TABLE, it would be great to be able to collapse 100 lines of code so I can see what I'm doing. Is there any consideration of this idea for future build? I can show examples in other software if I am unclear on the feature.

This important tool goes WAY back to some of the earliest HTML editors and I was surprised to see it missing in CC HTML editor. (I've been coding since Netscape Navigator, and code collapse was around then)

Thanks!
VL
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Hi Victor,
That would be a great feature. I have some blocks of code that are quite large that would be nice to collapse to take up less room.
I can't hear what I'm looking at.
It's easy to overlook something you're not looking for.

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Victor Lutsky wrote:
... I would love to see a Collapse Code feature, as exists in many other code editors ...

Interestingly Site Designer already has the feature for its Edit Code boxes, but I haven't found anything in the Site Designer Guide about it. Lines with opening tags have a dot next to the line number, and clicking on that dot toggles the fold/collapse on and off. I find that more useful than the Fold All and Unfold All in the right click menu.

Perhaps therefore CoffeeCup could adapt that coding for The HTML Editor.

Frank
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Going all the way back to Sausage Software's HotDogPro (which I miss dearly), collapse was so valuable. Either select the line numbers, or drag and highlight a section, right click and collapse. I don't use Site Designer, since I prefer old school hand coding, but as Frank mentioned above, if it's already part of that tool, why not just bring the feature over to HTML editor.

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