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Bug 93854 - Show component type in the Properties sheet
Summary: Show component type in the Properties sheet
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: obsolete
Classification: Unclassified
Component: visualweb (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Winston Prakash
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-02-01 19:37 UTC by bugbridge
Modified: 2007-12-07 16:41 UTC (History)
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Description bugbridge 2007-02-01 19:37:43 UTC
Original status: 1-Dispatched; Suggested Status: NEW

Original Target Release: mako_dev; Suggested Target Milestone : Dev

The Properties panel doesn't identify the type of object for which properties
are being shown.  It is titled Properties, and then just lists the categories of
properties and specific properties. The closest thing to identifying the type of
component is the ID, which starts with a default name that usually includes the
component type.  Just labeling the panel "Properties" at the top is redundant
with the tab label at the bottom.  
xxx@xxxx 2004-08-17

Nice usability suggestion.
xxx@xxxx 2004-09-15
- do not work on this yet :)
xxx@xxxx 2004-12-14 20:45:25 GMT

xxx@xxxx 2005-05-26 17:36:28 GMT

Suggested Fix:
Recommendation:  The titlebar at the top of the Properties panel should name the
type of object, e.g., "Properties: Checkbox".  Given that the panel is labeled
"Properties" on the tab at the bottom.  Another alternative is to add a line in
the properties sheet (just above "ID") that shows the component type name
(equivalent to the name that is shown in the palette).
xxx@xxxx 2004-08-17

Description area shows this information...maybe it should be turned back on as
xxx@xxxx 2004-11-29 23:11:51 GMT