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File chooser dialog & path variables

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:57 pm
by Nicolas F Rouquette

If I have path variables A,B,C,D,E; then, regardless of the current
directory,
any file operation(*) involving <A>/<some file> should be a quick 2-step
process:

1) from a path variable drop-down menu, select <A> to switch to the
directory corresponding to the path variable A.

This should work regardless of what the current directory is.
It is precisely the point of path variables to save tedious navigation
up & down the file system
as part of selecting any file for whatever purpose.

2) Having selected a directory according to a path variable,
the existing files should be displayed and available for selection.
It should be posssible to create new directories/files too.

(*) the file operations can be
open/save/import/export/merge/diff/compare/analyze/invoke/run
on any kind of "file" or "directory" including a
profile/module/project/report/source file/schema/wizard/application/....

As it is, if I have to load 3 files: <A>/foo <B>/bar <C>/goo
then I have to navigate every time from the current directory to
wherever <A>, <B>, and <C> are.
Very tedious & slow.

-- Nicolas.

Re: File chooser dialog & path variables

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:46 am
by Paule Zaksauskiene
Nicolas,

I have registered your suggestions. Their implementation will be
considered in future MagicDraw versions.

Regards,
--
Paule Zaksauskiene
System Analyst,
No Magic Lithuanian Development Center
Savanoriu pr. 363, LT 49425 Kaunas, Lithuania
Phone: +370 37 324032 Fax: +370 37 320670
E-mail: paule.zaksauskiene
http://www.nomagic.com
http://www.magicdraw.com
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nntp://news.nomagic.com/nomagic.products.magicdrawuml.suggestions wrote:
> If I have path variables A,B,C,D,E; then, regardless of the current
> directory,
> any file operation(*) involving <A>/<some file> should be a quick 2-step
> process: