Mbed Studio is a good IDE to start with but, as I get familiar with it I’m starting to notice some shortcomings. Here is a list of “nice to have” features (I’m talking about the Windows version here):
- Use context menu (right mouse click) and standard Ctrl+ key combinations to select all, copy, and clear the history.
- Offer the config option to automatically clear the output screen before starting a new compilation
- Missing selection highlight
- Use context menu (right mouse click) for typical functions and associated Ctrl+ key combinations for common functions like select all, copy and clear.
- Better auto formatting (indenting of lines enclosed after typing the closing curled bracket ‘}’.
- Auto-completion is sometimes too intrusive (i.e. when defining a new symbol hitting enter will change it to something it finds somewhere, no questions asked ). Suggestions must be just that, use an arrow key to select one of them if the users wishes.
- Use more (Windows) conventional locations for user data (default to C:\Users\username\Documents).
- Allow the user to select the project location AND output directories. Follow Visual Studio conventions.
many developers store project data is in a secondary DATA drive or a server.
That’s all I have so far.