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setFeatureComputedParameter leaving quotes

DSPuzzlesDSPuzzles Member Posts: 17 EDU
edited November 2018 in FeatureScript
I am currently making a feature that requires using the setFeatureComputedParameter function to set a custom label. However, when I use it and I pass a custom string onto the function, it leaves quotes around the name in the feature tree.

For example, if I do setFeatureComputedParameter(context, id, { "name" : "label", "value" : "World" }), and my Feature Name template is "Hello #label", the feature tree shows up as "Hello World", quotes included, instead of just Hello World.

Interestingly enough, it does not happen if I set the # to #name and I pass the string stored in a definition.name parameter (ie: setFeatureComputedParameter(context, id, { "name" : "name", "value" : definition.name })). If I do that, everything works and there are no quotes for some reason, and I can't quite figure out why.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.


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    kevin_o_toole_1kevin_o_toole_1 Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 565
    Previous discussion here:

    How would you feel about the solution proposed there? What would be a helpful name for that type?
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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,438
    @Disousa any variable set in the precondition will set the feature name without having to use setFeatureComputedParameter. 

    i.e. definition.label will set #label without any extra code. 

    #name is a special reserved case that will not add quotes (as used in variable.fs) - not sure why. 
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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    DSPuzzlesDSPuzzles Member Posts: 17 EDU
    @kevin_o_toole_1 That would work. But I'll leave the suggestion of maybe using italics/color for user inputted text instead of quotes. It would look more elegant.

    I think the need for differentiation between user-text and interface-text is there, but in the case of the custom feature defining a label, there is currently no way of making it not seem like user-text. What about using different symbols for a user-label (#label) that creates quotes and feature label (eg: $label) that does not?

    @NeilCooke I was not aware of this. I will try a workaround where definition.name is defined via code (outside the precondition) and used to set the label.
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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,438
    @Disousa I don’t think that will work
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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