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Re: Gauging interest in feature request for svn properties dialog

From: Jason Harrison <harrison_at_koolhausgames.com>
Date: Thu, 01 May 2008 11:44:12 -0700

How about this, follow the behaviour of the Windows environment
variables dialog
(Start->Control Panel, System, [Advanced], Environment Variables.

The first property(entry) is always selected when the dialog opens.
The buttons are labeled, New, Edit, Delete.

-Jason

Scott Plumlee wrote:
> Did not see this in the issue tracker, so asking if anyone thinks this
> is worth a Feature Request. Working with properties and the dialog
> box to add them.
>
> If no properties are defined, the white text area is blank and the
> edit button is disabled. When you have already defined a property,
> say svn:externals, the dialog box shows the item as a single line in
> the white area and the edit button is disabled UNTIL that item is
> clicked on. In both cases, the add button is ALWAYS enabled. I've
> had several users interpret the add button as meaning 'click this to
> add more of the same property that is showing right now', ie, they
> want to edit that property. This happens when only one property is
> defined, as it looks like the entire dialog is for that single
> property in that case.
>
> Would it make more sense to disable the add button if an item is
> selected in the text area? Or, if I choose add and try to enter a
> property that is already defined at that level in the folder hierarchy
> (ie, is already present in that text area), can tsvn warn me that I'm
> about to overwrite my existing values?
>
> I'm not enough of an interaction expert to know what would be expected
> behavior here, so if I'm going down the wrong path, feel free to say
> so.
>
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