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Re: Gauging interest in feature request for svn properties dialog

From: ScottPlumlee <scottplumlee_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 04:42:03 -0700 (PDT)

Would work for me. Anyone else have interest in this, or seen users
be confused by this? I'd like to see it added as a feature request in
the issue tracker if the devs think it's worth it.

On May 1, 2:44 pm, Jason Harrison <harri..._at_koolhausgames.com> wrote:
> 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 aFeatureRequest. 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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