|Connection select all question [message #842815]
||Thu, 12 April 2012 12:26
| Craig Petre
Registered: April 2011
Hey, I notice that connections are "children" of a Diagram but aren't included in the collection of children so, in turn, they are not added to the DiagramEditorPart's collection of children, which in the end, results in Connections not being considered for selection during the select all event. This doesn't seem like expected behavior to me, though maybe I am missing something, but if I use CTRL-A I would expect every direct child of the Diagram to be selected. I guess maybe the thought is that connections belong to the anchors to which they are connected and even though they are on the diagram they don't "belong" to the diagram? Should I file a feature request, or would the addition of a feature like this violate some underlying thought about how connections should exist within Graphiti?|
A couple use cases that I'm looking to satisfy here:
1. My editor allows certain features to execute on connections, so it would make sense to CTRL-A to select everything then run a feature which executes on all selected connections.
2. Connections in my editor can exist in a "disconnected" state in which they are dangling and connected to anchors which cannot be deleted, unless the connection itself is deleted or the connection is reconnected to a valid target. In this case, using CTRL-A and then running the delete feature will remove all valid targets/sources of the connections in my diagram and leave me with "dangling" connections since the connections themselves were not selected and queued for deletion.
[Updated on: Thu, 12 April 2012 12:36]
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