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Bug 100282 - RFE : need useful hint when unvisible component is selected, it's hard to find "Design Top Container"
Summary: RFE : need useful hint when unvisible component is selected, it's hard to fin...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: guibuilder
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: issues@guibuilder
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-04-07 02:35 UTC by Masaki Katakai
Modified: 2008-04-28 12:01 UTC (History)
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Description Masaki Katakai 2007-04-07 02:35:55 UTC
This is a request for enhancement of matisse editor hint. I heard many users are
confused when user selects un-visible component during user is editing in
"Design This Container" mode. It's hard to find "Design Top Container". Here is
the scenario,

1. Open form editor for JFrame
2. Drop a button onto JFrame
3. Drop a panel onto JFrame
  The button belongs to JFrame, not the Panel
4. Select the panel on inspector and select "Design This Container"
  Now only the panel is shown on form editor
  button is not visible on form editor
5. Select the button on inspector
  nothing happens even when double click on the button on inspector

Many users do not understand why the button is not visible and
it's hard to find "Design Top Container" menu item to make
the JFrame visible.

Form editor should show useful hint like "To exit Design This Container mode,
select top container on inspector or select "Design Top Container"".