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Re: Patch to fix a boundary box bug
Brian Sidebotham <brian.sidebotham@...>
Tue, 17 Nov 2009 17:59:24 +0000
2009/11/17 Rob Frohne <rob.frohne@...>:
> Thanks Brian,
> This behavior has bothered me a lot as well. I think your patches will
> improve things.
> How do you make the boundary boxes visible? I have had a lot of trouble
> selecting things with the present method because I would have to guess
> what things might be in the selection box and I was usually wrong.
> Seeing the box helps a lot.
> Also, I took a look at the code to see if we could have a control left
> click keep selecting items and add them to the selected list. I got
> sidetracked on this task, but I still think it would be a big help as
> well. It appears your skills are better than mine. You might want to
> look at it too. :-)
Look at the Draw method in class_sch_component.cpp under the eeschema
source directory. In current SVN line 235 is where you want to look.
You can remove the #if(0) and corresponding #endif directives in the
code to see the boundary boxes. It is very useful when you're trying
to work out what is going on!
Multiple selection would be nice to have with Ctrl+Click, especially
if common properties could then be edited for the selection. I am
trying to fit in bug fixes at the moment as and when I trip over them.
I'm under pressure to get a PCB design into production though so my
time is extremely limited.