[OpenLayers-Dev] ModifyFeature control - multiple selection support

Andreas Hocevar ahocevar at opengeo.org
Fri Dec 11 10:09:13 EST 2009


I think the future way to go is something based on Tim's experiments
with the FeatureAgent. See the example:

Multilayer support for ModifyFeature would e.g. still not make it
possible to grab features that are entirely covered by another feature.
With the FeatureAgent, you would also be able to edit such a feature.


On 2009-12-11 15:10, Alexandre Dube wrote:
> Hi devs,
>   === short version ===
>  * Is there any plan to support multiple feature selection in the 
> ModifyFeature control ?
>  * If not, would that make sense to support it ?  (Clicking features 
> beyond the first one would enable the editing for those as well while 
> keeping the first one selected too)
>   === long version : the need ===
>   There's a Redling tool discussion going on on the GeoExt-dev ML [1].  
> Among the needs, there's the "multiple feature" edition.  Basically, it 
> would be possible for a user to select as many feature as they want and 
> edit their style and/or attributes in a form, but having the possibility 
> to edit the geometry too would be nice.
>   After making some tests with the current trunk version of the 
> ModifyFeature control, it's possible to select many features (with the 
> standalone option turned on), but if a feature is already selected, 
> selecting an other feature removes the 1st feature vertexes and 
> reselecting it won't make them reappear.
>   === small conclusion ===
>   I'm doubt the multi-feature edition could be that useful, but who 
> knows...  I'd like to know your thoughts on the subject, please.
> Many thanks,
> [1] http://trac.geoext.org/wiki/ux/Redlining

Andreas Hocevar
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