Report Designer - Add drop down selection list to the properties table.
Currently, when the user wants to set the properties for a report item, they have to type the property value into a cell in the properties table. They also have to know in advance, how to properly format their entry. If we provided them with a drop down list of possible (properly formatted) options, then they could just select one from the list. This would make it faster and easier for the user to set a report item's properties.
#1 Updated by ben leinfelder over 12 years ago
the sort of widgets we'd need [so far] are:
-text area for free text (already have that)
-combo box (two or more alphanumeric options)
-check box (boolean switch)
-text area + combo box (i'm thinking for height/width where we want a text field for the number and a drop down for the unit (in, cm, etc...)
We want to be smart about "knowing" which properties need what kind of widget and we'd want generic methods to harvest and set the values so that code that interacts with the properties need not know anything about the UI.