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Feature UI hack help

Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 482 PRO
What's a cleaner way to do this? The feature is here.

For the UI of the Part Name feature, I want the ability to switch segments between a string or formula, but I don't want to make the feature super long with boolean boxes. I've kind of hacked it by using the OPPOSITE_DIRECTION booleans, which gives me a much cleaner and brief layout, but it feels kinda hackey because it is.


Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Fractal
Website: fractalmade.com
Instagram: @evan.reese.designs

Answers

  • konstantin_shiriazdanovkonstantin_shiriazdanov Member Posts: 1,017 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I thought you could use custom icon, but seems like it can't be used with boolean parameter. Though I like your solution, it's compact and intuitive.
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 482 PRO
    oh! I'd love to use a custom icon if I could
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Fractal
    Website: fractalmade.com
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
  • kevin_o_toole_1kevin_o_toole_1 Onshape Employees, Developers, HDM Posts: 493
    If you're okay with the name not changing, you should be able to use DISPLAY_SHORT to have a named checkbox and an unnamed quantity/string in the same row. Like your solution, but with a checkbox.

    annotation {"Name" : "Visible name", "UIHint" : [ "DISPLAY_SHORT", "FIRST_IN_ROW" ] }
            definition.isExpression is boolean;
    
            if (definition.isExpression)
            {
                annotation {"Name" : "Expression", "UIHint" : UIHint.DISPLAY_SHORT }
                isLength(definition.expression, LENGTH_BOUNDS);
            }
            else
            {
                annotation {"Name" : "String", "UIHint" : UIHint.DISPLAY_SHORT }
                definition.string is string;
            }
            

    Up to you if you like checkboxes better than flip buttons.
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 482 PRO
    Thanks, Kevin, since it's not otherwise labeled, I'd like the text to change to clue the user into what's happening. It would be nice in this case if we could do an unnamed checkbox and named qty/string fields instead. I like the word "expression" more than "formula" so thanks for that. I've updated it.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Fractal
    Website: fractalmade.com
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
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