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Bug 231155 - Inform a user when the .form file is read only and the user attempts to modify the form.
Summary: Inform a user when the .form file is read only and the user attempts to modif...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: guibuilder
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 7.4
Hardware: Other Other
: P3 normal (vote)
Assignee: issues@guibuilder
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-06-12 14:39 UTC by satory
Modified: 2013-06-12 14:39 UTC (History)
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Description satory 2013-06-12 14:39:27 UTC
[ BUILD # : 201306112301 ]
[ JDK VERSION : 1.7.0_17 ]

[OS: Windows 8]

When a Java class file is read only the code in the editor is greyed out, and a
user can immediately see that they cannot edit the file.  But when the .form
file is set to read only the user doesn't seem to have any way to see this.

Currently a user can attempt to drag/drop components from the palette, but the
the "drop" doesn't complete because the .form file is read only, but there is
no way for a user to see why the drag/drop operation failed.  As far as I can
see theres no way for a normal user to start to diagnose why the operation

Is there any way to inform the user either that the .form file is read only
when they view the design view, or is there an appropriate way to notify a user
then the drag and drop operation fails to let them know why it failed.