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XCode - Bulk Commenting

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Fontano, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    #1
    Continuing my conversion from Visual Studio to XCode...

    Is there a way to highlight a bunch of rows, and bulk comment/uncomment them?

    So if I want to block an entire section of code during debugging or trying things out, I can do it quickly and in blocks.
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    lee1210

    #2
    The scripts menu (It looks like a scroll being unrolled), under Comments, there is Un/Comment selection. it is bound to Apple+/ (in my version, at least).

    I didn't know this until I looked it up, but I rarely use XCode.

    -Lee
     
  3. macrumors member

    #3
    Two questions...

    -) Where did you look it up at (so I can look for other things in the future)
    -) What do you normally use then?
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    lee1210

    #4
    googled something like "XCode block comments" and found something in apple's mailing list archives. This really should be easier and the information should be easier to come by. I am not sure if this is in the XCode help.

    95% of the time at work I am writing C and Fortran in vi, compiling using make with gcc and g95. The rest is in Java in Eclipse, though I am trying to push for more of that. I like the commandline best, but prefer Java to Fortran.

    For hobby programming it's about 50/50 between vi and gcc/g++/javac vs XCode for Objective-C.

    -Lee
     
  5. macrumors 601

    HiRez

    #5
    Command-forward slash is correct (and will also toggle to uncomment blocks).

    Another one you might find useful is Command-[ and Command-] to indent blocks of code left or right.
     
  6. macrumors G5

    gnasher729

    #6
    #if 0 / #endif
     

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