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knight01
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Cannot add special characters to the user code

Post by knight01 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:08 pm

Hello,

i would like to add some special characters to my user code, e.g. @ { &
I cannot achieve this because ALT+V, ALT+B, …. are the shortcuts of some dialogs (local variables, call stack, …)
How can I solve this, can I override/turn off the hotkeys?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Cannot add special characters to the user code

Post by odklizec » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:29 am

Hi,

I guess you are trying to insert special codes by shortcut? I'm afraid, the shortcuts you mentioned, are widely used by apps, where each app use them for something else? There is nothing you can do about it. I think you will either have to insert them from keyboard or using special keyboard shortcuts, listed for example here...
https://tools.oratory.com/altcodes.html
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Re: Cannot add special characters to the user code

Post by knight01 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:29 pm

Thank you for your reply!
I'm familiar with the alt codes, but they slow down the coding process. :(
Other applications (e.g. Visual Studio) allow overriding the built-in shortcuts.
It would be useful also here, developers use @ { } & very frequent during coding so I think it's a bad idea from Ranorex-team to use these shortcuts in other contexts.

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Re: Cannot add special characters to the user code

Post by odklizec » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:39 am

Hi,

Ranorex UI is based of SharpDevelop UI, including most of the shortcuts. If you want to suggest an improvement, try to add your idea here:
https://uservoice.ranorex.com/forums/15 ... ve-ranorex
Many of the suggestions were actually implemented. I agree, that customizable shortcuts would be a nice addition to Ranorex, so you have my vote ;)
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