Version 4 (modified by szabgab, 4 years ago) (diff)



Also called Suggest & complete

Padre knows two types of source code auto-complete:

  • Manual using a hotkey (Ctrl-P)
  • Automatically while typing

Both of them are configurable using the Preferences? dialog.

Only known keys of this hash are suggested within hash brackets.


Ticket Resolution Summary Owner Reporter
#1421 config.yml -> autocomplete_always: 1 bowtie
#1106 Perl/Create Projects Tagfile cause Padre to freeze szabgab
#821 fixed autocompletion triggered even on blank line Sewi jquelin
#820 autocompletion triggered on ctrl+tab Sewi jquelin
#806 fixed Auto complete tooltips won't "go away" waxhead
#753 Implement better method autocompletion heuristics tsee
#752 Document and end-user-simplify the perltags and autocomplete featureset tsee
#699 POD on auto-complete subs patspam
#652 Autocomplete: Make Pos1 & End work azawawi Sewi
#308 variable name completition szabgab
#67 fixed Ctrl-P/Ctrl-N autocompletion tsee tsee


  • Open any Perl source file
  • begin typing a variable name used in that file
  • Manual: Press Ctrl-P, Automatic: No need to press anything
  • A dropdown list should pop up near the cursor suggesting the rest of the variable name


This feature considers the local file as source for suggestions. A perltags file is used if the project has one.

  • Suggest from overall word list if a hash has no known keys
  • Enable creation of perltags files using the UI or automatically (the menu item from the Perl menu might not work properly)
  • Support references ($www = WWW::Mechanize->new(); type $www-> to show a list of methods; type $www->{ to show a list of useable keys)
  • Use all words from a project within all files of this project (configurable!!!)