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RE: Re: Feature Request: Show which properties have changed in commit / check for modifications

From: Thomas S. Trias <tomtrias_at_artizan.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 16:23:08 -0700 (PDT)

> > > My initial thought was to add multi-line information for the property
> > > status with the list of changed properties, since most scenarios
> > > would not involve modifying a large number of properties; of course,
> > > the minute one makes that assumption, someone else will object to the
> > > amount of screen real estate consumed. An alternative would be to
> > > expand the display with additional columns for each property name
> > > with a modification in the result set that would contain status
> > > information (e.g. modified, normal, added, deleted, etc.). In either
> > > case, double-clicking on a particular property name would give a diff
> > > of the relevant property (instead of performing a diff for the text
> > > and each property).

Actually, the current feature in CfM is not quite what we need. While there are situations where it would be nice to see the property value (although that is available via "Properties" on the context menu or the diff), what we really need is the ability to see what happened to a particular property (did it change? was it added? was it removed?). So, the interface would be much the same (with the exception that only properties with modification would be necessary choices as additional columns), but the column contents would just be a status description.

Are the property column values color-coded in the current implementation to reflect modified vs. not modified?

Since something similar already exists on CfM, would it be better to add additional columns (e.g. "<property name> status") so as not to confuse users of the current functionality? Maybe a checkbox / drop-down / button that toggles the display of property contents vs. property status would be better?


Thomas S. Trias
Senior Developer
Artizan Internet Services
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Received on 2009-08-07 06:50:15 CEST

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