Control hierarchy and forward/back nav

Mar 5, 2008 at 10:42 AM
Excellent tool, just two suggestions:

1. I often find myself wanting to walk up the Control.Parent chain to find something of interest.
Perhaps a visual tree view could be used, just like Winspector/Spy++.
I've tried ManagedSpy but it's pretty rough round the edges.
At a minimum, it would be good if a toolbar button could be added so I don't have to switch to "all properties" mode and find the Parent manually.

2. I hate when I manage to find an important object but then accidentally navigate away from it.
It would be great to have forward/back buttons just like Lutz's Reflector does.
Or even better, forward/back drop down buttons that list the last 10 objects.

Cheers, and keep it up!
Mar 10, 2008 at 10:53 PM
I had your point 1 in the list for a long time but never had the time to do it. That's why I've published the tool so others can participate and add this type of functionality.
Regarding point 2, that is already in there. If you right-click the grid you get a "Back/Forward" that will navigate the last selected items.
Aug 23, 2010 at 10:23 PM

@Nathan: I converted your post into feature request in the issue tracker... that don't means it will be implemented soon. That means it may be implemented some day ;)

@Corneliu: I love the tool, I've been using my own modified version for (2) years, and now I do my best to keep Hawkeye alive (or at least survive).

Regards, Olivier DALET