This is probably the most interesting part of the SED manual, we will learn how to quickly edit scripts with smart built-in shortcuts...

Getting started

Inserting Commands

If you want to add a command, just press [Ctrl+Space], it will bring up a list of commands from the commands database and also functions/actions from the included wdl files. Press the first letter of the command you want to add and the list will scroll, you can also go up and down in the list by pressing [up/down]-arrow and [page up/page down].
You can also press [Ctrl+Space] even if you already started writing on the command. The list will scroll according to the text before the cursor and you can press [enter] to complete the command.

Commenting lines

Commenting lines is very useful when you want the compiler in the engine to skip a part of code.
To comment lines, select them and press the blue //... at the toolbar. You can also press [Ctrl+Alt+C]. This will add // before each of the selected lines.
To uncomment lines select them and press the red //... at the toolbar button or press [Ctrl+Shift+C]. This will remove // from each of the selected lines.

Using the Code Jumper

The code jumper can save you very much time, let's say you write a function named "myfunction". Then when the script gets bigger you decide to go back and change it, now you will use the code jumper.
As default it is located at the right, and contains all this script's functions/actions/strings etc.
Just expand the functions section of the code jumper and click on myfunction. The cursor position will take you to myfunction in directly.

Using the Elementlist

We know that the elementlist contains all of the script's elements, such as its wdl and pcx files that is included. To open these files, go to the element list and click an item.
If it is a script it will be opened in SED, otherwise the associated application will start.

Syntax Checking

Syntax Checking is a powerful way to check if there are any errors in your code. To provide you with the correct errors a Test Run should be made before syntax checking, however the Test Run function will automatically do a syntax check after the engine has been executed.

To quickly syntax check your code, use [F5] for Test Run and [F6] for syntax check.

Smart Editing

While you writing you should notice the auto indent function that automatically indents when pressing [Enter], also when pressing [Enter] and if a { is located in the line, a } symbol will be added automatically. A tab will be added to the line to indent the code between the brackets.
Same thing happens with the ( symbol, when you add it, a ) symbol is added automatically.

All windows attached to SED is floating, which means they could be moved and the position will be stored. So use this and customize colors, located in the syntax menu, to get a nice interface for your needs.

Some shortcuts to keep in mind:
- [Alt+Left] jumps to the last edit position.
- [Ctrl+F6] switches between opened scripts.
- [F1] brings up a help file.