IDE Window: Divider Drawing
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You can reach this dialog from the Lazarus IDE:
- Main Menu > Tools > Options > Editor > Divider drawing
- Source Editor popup context menu > Options... > Editor > Divider drawing.
The source editor draws horizontal dividers between blocks off code helping the programmer to quickly see where a block starts and ends. What a block is can be defined in detail for each language and block type.
To see see how the editor look with divider drawing enabled, have a look here.
Divider lines can be configured on a detailed level.
For example you can choose to have a divider after every top-level procedure/function. (set the level to 1) Or you can include nested functions up to a desired level. (level >= 2)
You can have dividers after the following logical breaks
- Unit Sections: implementation, interface, initialization, ...
- Uses Clause: In case it gets multi line
- Var/Type: any var/type/const block on top-level (not in a procedure)
- Var/Type(local): any var/type/const inside a procedure
- The nest level indicates how deeply the *procedure* is nested (as var blocks can not nest themselves)
- Class/Struct: Class/Record or Object declarations. The nest level is for records defined inside a class.
- Class/Struct(local): same if used inside a type declaration local to a procedure
- Begin/End: Includes Case/Repeat, but not try/except. The nesting is counted to the containing Procedure
- unfinished blocks (open begin with no end) can fool the highlighter.
- blocks that finish on the same line, on which the opened are ignored