[Qgis-developer] Renaming Save Style -> Save Properties (Vector layer dialog)
zoltans at geograph.co.za
Sat Mar 1 03:16:47 PST 2014
On 2014/03/01 12:38, Nathan Woodrow wrote:
> Hey all,
> I would like to get some opinions on Save, Load, Restore Default
> Style.. buttons. Personally I find these labeled wrong for what
> action they take. Originally these buttons would only save the
> information from the Style tab out to a .qml file however now that has
> evolved to saving other information that is not related to style,
> things like;:the edit forms; included WMS, excluded WMS, etc. To me
> these are more properties of the layer and less about the style so the
> name is misleading. Sharing these also becomes hard because if I only
> want the style part it can also override the label and form settings I
> have. Hand editing the XML is the only real option to remove the
> other settings, which is a pain
> Proposing: Rename from Save, Load Style to Save Properties, Load
> Motivation: I would like to add the ability to save just the style
> information out to a new file type (maybe something like .qstyle) that
> would just contain the renderer-v2 XML block. This would allow
> sharing of just the renderer style and would also give me the ability
> to expand the Style Manager to allow saving of prebuilt styles e.g I
> would like to premake a planning scheme style that all ready contains
> the right values to symbols that I could share and load. By Mixing
> non style information in the .qml files means this is not as simple as
> it could be.
> We could also expand the above logic to only save the label section
> out to create a label "style" manager.
> - Nathan
> Qgis-developer mailing list
> Qgis-developer at lists.osgeo.org
Please treat this as "thread enhancing" and not "thread hijacking" :-)
If there are going to be modifications done to styling, please consider
adding a feature whereby the various styles chosen or experimented with,
are auto-saved for that mapsheet (perhaps in your project files).
I find when editing, edge-matching or QAing various mapsheets, I want to
easily switch between styles - I might choose "single symbol" for the
map I am editing, but "rule-based" for the adjoining maps. Rule based
choices would change depending on scenarios, so it does not make sense
to save a rule-based set (I could end up with too many).
So, what I am seeking is the ability to switch between the 5 style
categories, and not lose the ones I may have set up a few minutes ago.
If I close QGIS, and come back to the project later, I would like to see
the last styles I had set up for a mapsheet, still be available when I
click through the style options.
Hope I'm making myself clear.
Thanks & regards,
Zoltan Szecsei PrGISc [PGP0031]
Geograph (Pty) Ltd.
GIS and Photogrammetric Service
P.O. Box 7, Muizenberg 7950, South Africa.
Fax: +27-86-6115323 www.geograph.co.za
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