Data inspector: Navigation to next or previous element of same type

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Maël
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Data inspector: Navigation to next or previous element of same type

Post by Maël » 06 Feb 2019 16:00

It would be useful to jump in units of the currently selected data type, backwards, and forwards.
Also possible to set an offset/alignment fix, so byte wise changing of the current offset/caret position would be useful.

Since this is about the caret position, it might be better to centralize it then integrate it in the data inspector UI. Also provide shortcuts for quick navigation while inside the hex editor component (that work also globally, in any window, though).

Ideally the navigation toolbar should be close to the data inspector, which in a way conflicts with the idea to centralize it. I will have to make several prototypes and see.

Possibly also add a numfield/spinedit where you can jump several ones up and down, a bit like for the sector navigation toolbar. This would give you a kind of "proto"-array view.

The following post shows one example implementation in TinyHexer, but several others exist and should be considered / the best alternative or combination be found that considers the above use cases.

viewtopic.php?p=3013#p3013

Another related item:
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=908


Last bumped by Maël on 06 Feb 2019 16:00.

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