Smarter side panel reconfiguration

Hi,

I use a relatively small monitor much of the time. Ideally, I would like to put my JUnit / TestNG panel into the left side, since when I'm working on unit tests I usually don't need to look at my project contents that much. This would leave me with the test panel on the left and the code panel on the right.

However, the JUnit test panel doesn't deal well with being in a vertical layout. It keeps the test name summary / progress and the log details next to each other, even though a summary-above-tests layout would be a much better use of space.

Is there any way to reconfigure the internals of a panel on the screen, or the JUnit test panel on the screen in particular? Alternately, it could be nice to provide some sort of notification to the plug-in about where on the screen the plug-in is being positioned, so that it could better draw itself.

-Patrick

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A similar request (for the 'Changes' panel) was recently submitted by Bas
Leijdekkers:
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-12150


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Patrick Linskey wrote on 05/04/07 00:42:

I use a relatively small monitor much of the time. Ideally, I would
like to put my JUnit / TestNG panel into the left side, since when
I'm working on unit tests I usually don't need to look at my project
contents that much. This would leave me with the test panel on the
left and the code panel on the right.


I've often thought about something similar as well. For the TestNG
plugin I might look at seeing if we're on the side to either:

  • Simply hide the details panel

  • Size the spacer so that the details window isn't visible

  • Change the orientation of the splitter so that the details are below

the test results.

Any thoughts/ideas?


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  • Change the orientation of the splitter so that the

details are below the test results.


I prefer this solution. Often, seeing the beginning of the debug lines is very useful.

Slightly off-topic: I haven't used the TestNG plugin much, so excuse my ignorance, but I'm assuming that it follows the lead of all the other IDE log viewers and doesn't wrap lines. I, for one, much prefer wrappped lines (or at least the option to have them) to madly scrolling all the time.

-Patrick

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