I realize my input is a little late in this thread but I thought I'd offer another solution that if already suggested I apologize.

I too use ALT-R to begin the top left of the block and either ALT-R or the cursor to mark the bottom right of the block. Then ALT-F7 or ALT-F8 to shift the block.

But a colleague suggested or asked why I didn't just use the SEU command RRn to shift the block. I type RR2 on the first line to indent and RR2 on the last line to indent and press ENTER. That's it. I've used it a few times now and actually find it faster.

Just an alternative....


On 3/30/2017 2:42 AM, Thomas Raddatz wrote:
Nice hint that works nicely for me at a first glance, but does not use the number of blanks specified for "Automatic indent" of the "ILE RPG" preferences page. At least for me it uses 2 blanks for indention, although I specified 3 blanks for "Automatic indent".

Last but not least Ctrl+M seems to use block selection so that I have to press Alt+U to unselect the block. So the there are 3 steps for indenting a block:

1) Ctrl+M to select the source lines.
2) Ctrl+Shift+F to format the selected lines.
3) Alt+U to remove the selection.

The good news are that Ctrl+Shift+F also works with stream selection. On the other hand that raises the question why Alt+7 and Alt+F8 (indent/unindent) do not work with stream selection. They only had to pick up the line numbers where the selection starts and ends in oder to know the lines to indent/unindent. Simple and intuitive.

It is pretty much annoying that I always have to remember what selection I have to use for what function: Block, line, rectangle or stream selection.

Sigh - Either I am getting old or stupid or it is because I never used Code400, WDSCi and RDi for editing fix format RPG (except the D-specs, of course).

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After selecting the block with Ctrl-M, Ctrl-shift-f to format the block takes care of the indenting nicely.

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I know that this tricks aren't really about indent/unindent, but i think they are very useful for to be able see the begin/end of block if/do/select....

Ctrl + M in the begin/end of the block this mark all block and you can see all.

Ctrl + Shift + M in the begin of block and you go directly at end statement. And reverse too.

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