P3D3::Make path text boxes in dialogs multi-line

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Version 0.9.20

In some dialog boxes (such as the Rename File one), when the file paths exceed the width of their text boxes, it would be nice if the text boxes were made multi-line so that the entire path can be viewed and edited without the need to either resize the dialog sheet or scroll through the text field.

It would also be nice if the sheet could be resized vertically to grow the height of the text boxes.

The UI functionality is fine at the moment, however when you have a large number of files with long paths to rename it becomes tedious having to scroll to make the relevant portion of the filename visible.

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  1. Jason Harris repo owner
    • changed status to open

    Thanks for the suggestion!

    I think I will solve this by just making the rename sheet much better about automatically autosizing on open...

    Cheers, Jas

  2. Jason Harris repo owner

    BTW the same resizing should be true of the Clone sheet and the Repository Reference Sheet...

  3. Rob reporter

    Jason, thanks for all that. Could you double-check the URL? I get a 404 error when I visit it?

    Cheers, Rob.

  4. Rob reporter

    Hi Jason, The resized sheet is definitely an improvement, but a multi-line display would still work better for me. On my 13" Macbook, a path like this: /Volumes/MacHD/Company/Projects/Products/Coding/GroupA/Source/CoreLibrary/UnitTests/CLSceneGraphNodesTests/ExpectedResultsData/RenamedtestCLSG_AllBlack_100x100.10.6.6.iPhone.png still only shows up to ...Expected.

    No problems if it's too fiddly to pursue further.

    (Aside, the 0.9.21 alpha seems to have a completely transparent icon in the dock and task switcher (Command-Tab) once it's running.)

  5. Jason Harris repo owner

    (As far as the transparent icon do you have another version of MacHg running? Can anyone else reproduce this?)

    Well yes that name is quite long :) Hmmm... Multiline path's would be... problematic... I'll think about this... (But I definitely see your point here.)

    Cheers, Jas

  6. Rob reporter

    Definitely only one version of MacHG running. My 0.9.20 MacHG has its icon appearing correctly whenever I run it.

  7. Rob reporter

    I think the transparent icon must have been an OS glitch. After a reboot I'm no longer seeing the problem.

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