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Offline dje

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File properties limitation
« on: February 07, 2007, 10:35:06 pm »
Hi all !

I often use the file properties features.

I read in the feature announcement (http://forums.codeblocks.org/index.php?topic=1780.0) that the file needed to be included in a project.

Why ???

A file, in project or not, has a path, number of line and so on.
Moreover, the "File properties" contextual menu entry is available and always enabled.
If you click on an external file properties ... nothing.

I think the "General" panel should always be displayed, whereas the "Build" and "Advanced" ones only if included in project.

To my mind, as "File properties" is always available but does sometimes nothing, it is more a bug that a limitation.

Is it complicated to implement this evolution ??

Dje

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Re: File properties limitation
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2007, 10:40:53 pm »
I think you mean "just the properties panel", since General tab already talks about targets ...

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Re: File properties limitation
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2007, 10:58:58 pm »
In fact, I mean the General notebook tab of the dialog that appears on ctx menu click, as shown in attached picture

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Re: File properties limitation
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2007, 11:52:44 pm »
That's weird, on my linux box (and on another windows pc (older revision) : those tabs are called :

1) General [probably the 'Build' you have]
2) Properties [your General]
3) Advanced

.... very weird

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Re: File properties limitation
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2007, 12:06:41 am »
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.... very weird

not so weird if you had noticed the commit logs of Tuesday ;)
Be patient!
This bug will be fixed soon...

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Re: File properties limitation
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2007, 12:10:00 am »
And what about systematically display basic file items (not depending on project) ?
As you, killerbot, are this very useful feature developer, is it difficult to implement ?

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Re: File properties limitation
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2007, 07:59:52 am »
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.... very weird

not so weird if you had noticed the commit logs of Tuesday ;)

yes, darn autotools, they didn't pick up the change then on my system ...., let's see how it looks on the windows boxes and linux server at work ....

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Re: File properties limitation
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2007, 09:12:31 am »
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yes, darn autotools, they didn't pick up the change then on my system ....

It's not autotools fault (not entirely anyway). You just forgot to run "make clean-zipfiles"...
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Re: File properties limitation
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2007, 09:18:25 am »
yes, I know, but how come our makefiles don't catch the fact to rezip when one of their contained files has a newer timestamp then the zipfile itself ??

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Re: File properties limitation
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2007, 11:16:04 am »
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A file, in project or not, has a path, number of line and so on.
Moreover, the "File properties" contextual menu entry is available and always enabled.
If you click on an external file properties ... nothing.

I think the "General" panel should always be displayed, whereas the "Build" and "Advanced" ones only if included in project.

To my mind, as "File properties" is always available but does sometimes nothing, it is more a bug that a limitation.

Is it complicated to implement this evolution ??

Fixed in r3588.
Be patient!
This bug will be fixed soon...