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Re: [TSVN] External property application behavior

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-08-16 22:47:17 CEST

Peter McNab wrote:
> When I re-entered the Propertied dialog, the previous entry now
> populated the top text panel, the combo was blank, as was the Text Entry
> panel.
>
> So selecting svn:externals in the combo again and entering the second
> name URL pair, clicked Set and OK and repeated the update to give me the
> second folder and load of files.
<snip>
> So, what I'm suggesting is on entry (or after selecting a particular
> property type) the bottom text box should be re-populated with any
> currently applied values that match the combo box selection. Then the
> top box might become superflouous.

The top box (property list) shows you all the properties which are
currently set, so it is not superfluous. Editing the properties directly
in the property list is not an option either because there is then no
way to set one property recursively.

There are 2 real problems here:
1. The property editing controls and property list control are not
labelled as such. Maybe a group box around the editing controls would help?
2. If you click on a property in the property list, the combo box _and_
the property value edit box are filled in. If you select a property in
the combo box, the current value is _not_ filled in for you, so it is
easy to erase the existing value by mistake, as Peter did. This should
happen when you select a combo box value, or if typing it in, when the
combo loses focus.

> I had to re-type both lines again to get both properties applied which
> is what is stated but not an easy to get right task if there were say 15
> externals to be entered.

Click on the existing property and it all gets filled in correctly. The
method is there, it just doesn't happen from the combo.

Simon

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