[Qgis-developer] Renaming Save Style -> Save Properties (Vector layer dialog)
zoltans at geograph.co.za
Sat Mar 1 04:34:33 PST 2014
Regards and thanks for prompting me to bring up the subject.
On 2014/03/01 13:52, Nathan Woodrow wrote:
> Hey Zoltan,
> That pretty much is a thread hijack. Please start a new thread, and
> maybe open a ticket for the feature request, which is a good one by
> the way.
> - Nathan
> On Sat, Mar 1, 2014 at 9:16 PM, Zoltan Szecsei <zoltans at geograph.co.za
> <mailto:zoltans at geograph.co.za>> wrote:
> 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
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> Hi All,
> 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
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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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