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Report #:  2233   Status: Closed
Copying Selections of Compiler Message Text
Project:  Delphi Build #:
Version:    6.0 Submitted By:   Kristofer Skaug
Report Type:  Suggestion / Enhancement Request Date Reported:  8/30/2002 5:07:47 AM
Severity:    Commonly encountered problem Last Updated: 3/20/2012 2:24:39 AM
Platform:    All platforms Internal Tracking #:   174527
Resolution: Fixed (Resolution Comments) Resolved in Build: : 9.0.1761.24408
Duplicate of:  None
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Overall Rating: (9 Total Ratings)
3.78 out of 5
Total Votes: 1
The Context menu in the compiler messages window shows a "Save" function to save the compiler output to a file, but it is not clear that in fact you can use Ctrl+C to copy the currently selected line(s) to the clipboard!

Furthermore, it is not clear that you can select multiple lines through Ctrl+A (it shows in the MainMenu | Edit menu, where Select All and Copy are "Enabled"). I was totally unaware of this capability!
This must be documented.

Finally, may I request normal Listbox multiselect capability in this window, i.e. Ctrl+Click and Shift+Up/Dn to select a (non-)contiguous subset of the compiler output (so that we have more options for export than just a *single* line or *all* lines).

Summarizing my enhancement request:
1. Please add Ctrl+C "Copy Selection" and Ctrl+A "Select All" to compiler message window's context menu.
2. Please add normal listbox multiselect (Shift-/Ctrl + select) capacity in the compiler message window.
Steps to Reproduce:

John Kaster at 1/1/2003 11:03:12 PM -
Thanks for entering this report. I was about to make this request/observation myself. When I get back in the office, I'll open this in the internal system. If you don't find it open, just email me or post a reminder in the community newsgroup.

Kristofer Skaug at 2/3/2004 4:44:50 PM -
Alas, still open in D8 for .NET...

Kristofer Skaug at 2/11/2003 3:01:23 PM -
Well? I posted a reminder to you some weeks back at

Kristofer Skaug at 12/7/2004 6:25:11 AM -
Completely addressed in D2005! Congratulations... (very nice!)

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