(Feature Request) Comments in Actions

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Post » Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:05 am

Something that I have been wanting to see added for a while now, is the ability to add comments in between actions.

Sometimes I may have 20 or so actions within one event, and having commenting blocks between some of these actions would make it SO much more readable. When I am writing code the old fashioned way, I tend to comment almost every line and I really miss being able to do it in C2. These action comments would have to be added via the standard "add action" dialogue, which is somewhat at odds with the C2 workflow, but it should work fine.

Would also be great to have the option of changing the colours of individual comment blocks for further readability.
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Post » Sun Apr 20, 2014 4:13 am

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Post » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:28 am

Possibly hard to explain without a pic, so here is a quick mockup I did in Photoshop:

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Post » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:24 am

@zendorf i had understood just fine, it's just that what i showed you is, for practical purposes, exactly the same.

I mean... if it was urgent or something..

if they implement what you're asking would be nice though.
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Post » Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:47 am

Yes, but you shouldn't need to put in blank sub-events to just add comments where you need them. That is a very clunky way of doing it.
I don't think anybody would argue that my mockup doesn't look cleaner and more readable...
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Post » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:50 am

I agree that it may look cleaner and would be useful, but it isn't exactly a necessity, considering the plethora of more important developments that still need addressing.
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Post » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:53 am

+1

Perhaps adding the comment could be case sensitive. If a condition is selected -add comment above the event (the way it is now), if any action is selected -add comment above the action. This way you wont have to add comments as actions and you'll have a consistent workflow.

I will also really like to see the ability to colorize the events, sub-events, comments, variables and groups :o. That will be awesome!
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Post » Sun Apr 20, 2014 11:48 am

That's helpful !
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Post » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:23 am

@zenox98 Sure, it is not a high priority request. Just one of those little things that has been eating away at me ever since I started using the event sheets.

I only post it on here as a valiant attempt at getting Ashley's attention, and hopefully getting it onto his (very long) feature to do list :)
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Post » Mon Apr 21, 2014 2:32 pm

^Agreed, would be nice to have and obviously it's not high priority, but a good suggestion of which there's no reason not to bring up. :)
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