On Wed, Feb 08, 2012 at 06:31:37PM +0100, ben wrote:
Is it possible to open a something like a dropdown control inside viles
main buffer? Similar to what vim provides for all kinds of completion
That's a question with more than one part. While I'm aware that there's
an add-on (cream, which was inspired so to say by the menuing package
that John Davis wrote for jed) which provides menus - your comment about
"dropdown control" sounds as if you're referring to that, vim "normally"
provides a simpler sort of completion (cycling through possibilities on
the ":" line).
vile has built-in a different type of completion on the ":"-line,
which is normally activated by a repeated tab character. That tells
it to show a buffer listing the possible completions - for filenames,
command-names, tags, variables. (There is also a simpler scheme which
works all on the ":"-line.
It's described in the help file, in particular this section: