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Bug 47379 - [40cat] Wrong labels - missing entry
Summary: [40cat] Wrong labels - missing entry
Alias: None
Product: projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Generic Projects UI (show other bugs)
Version: 4.x
Hardware: PC Windows ME/2000
: P3 blocker (vote)
Assignee: jrojcek
Depends on:
Blocks: 41535
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Reported: 2004-08-18 14:14 UTC by meliandra
Modified: 2009-07-29 15:20 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description meliandra 2004-08-18 14:14:49 UTC
[ BUILD # : 200408121535 ]
[ JDK VERSION : J2SE 1.5.0 ]

I want to create a new dialog.

Select package -> right mouse click -> New

==> No entry to create a new jdialog

==> The template exists

==> If I choose File/Folder I get the jdialog as option.

==> But how can I now create a new folder/package in Netbeans? I found an entry under others?

That's not userfriendly.
Comment 1 Marian Mirilovic 2004-08-18 14:27:22 UTC
Hi meliandra,
>  Select package -> right mouse click -> New
>  ==> No entry to create a new jdialog

yes, we can't show all templates in one line popup menu , we have more
than 30 templates ;)

>  ==> If I choose File/Folder I get the jdialog as option.
>  ==> But how can I now create a new folder/package in Netbeans? I
found an entry under others?

I'm sorry but I don't uderstand , what are you asking for ...

If you open New File wizard and select one of the listed categories
(for example "Java GUI Forms"), and select "package" or "JDialog Form"
in File Types , push Next , type name of the file/package, push Finish
button -> your new file/package will be created .
Comment 2 meliandra 2004-08-18 14:39:58 UTC
Hi Marian,

in Netbeans 3.6 I've got the entry templates. So I was searching the
same in Netbeans 4.0.

It's not intuitive to find it now under files/folder. So I was writing
it have a wrong label. (I'm not complaining that you can't see the
JDialog in the list.)

Creating a new folder is something that is not seldom. So I found it
 	long winded to go to through all templates ... Because you don't
create a special class. It's just a folder. In Netbeans 3.6 you have
also a separate entry to create a folder. It's not obvious to create a
folder from the templates. You have to search to find this possibility.
Comment 3 Petr Hrebejk 2004-08-18 15:14:51 UTC
Implemented in the way rewuired in the spec. Please notice that once
you find and use the templatre once it will appear in the poup menu.
As it shows LRU list of templates. Anyway, rather an enhancement for
Jano to think about. 
Comment 4 Jesse Glick 2004-08-18 22:12:58 UTC
Probably WONTFIX. You should have Package in the list of privileged
templates. You can create a package from there. You don't even need
to, since you can immediately create a file in any package you like;
just type in the package name.
Comment 5 meliandra 2004-08-19 11:30:33 UTC
I have asked a Netbeans 3.6 user to create a new JDialog in 4.0.

He was not able to do this.

Do you want to loose your 3.6 users?
Comment 6 Jesse Glick 2004-08-19 18:32:10 UTC
Any particular person may be stumped by any part of a GUI when first
coming across it and it can't be helped. It's a problem if many or
most people can't use something but I don't see evidence of that here.

I'm still not sure what exactly this bug is about. Wrong label for
what? Recommend this be closed as WONTFIX unless reporter can better
explain what the problem is and perhaps how it should be changed.
Comment 7 meliandra 2004-08-20 21:41:57 UTC
My suggestion was to change the label from Files/Folder to Templates.

Then a 3.6 user knows what to do and for new users there's now difference.
Comment 8 Jesse Glick 2004-08-20 21:57:32 UTC
Hmm... probably WONTFIX; I think the current labelling is likely to be
clearer for a new user.

For a 3.6 user, this sort of thing could go into the transition guide
for 4.0; I consider it of lesser importance.
Comment 9 Petr Dvorak 2009-07-29 15:20:35 UTC
I think the issue is outdated at the moment - usability of the popup menu was improved to contain the most frequent
elements and it seems to serve its purpose. Closing as WONTFIX.