Reopening the Choose Footprint dialog in pcbnew if the Search by Keyword fails

Bug #1780153 reported by Laurent Haas on 2018-07-04
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KiCad
Wishlist
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Bug Description

pcbnew / Choose Footprint / Search by Keyword

Currently, if the search fails, a Warning alert pops up "No footprint found" + OK button. After this warning is dismissed, you must reselect the Choose Footprint in the toolbar for another search.

Wish : In the Warning alert, offer the possibility to the user to do another search by reopening the previous dialog. So, maybe two buttons : "OK" and "New search" ?

Application: kicad
Version: (5.0.0-rc3-dev), release build
Libraries:
    wxWidgets 3.0.3
    libcurl/7.54.1 OpenSSL/1.0.2l zlib/1.2.11 libssh2/1.8.0 nghttp2/1.23.1 librtmp/2.3
Platform: Windows 7 (build 7601, Service Pack 1), 32 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.3 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
    Boost: 1.60.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.8.0
    Curl: 7.54.1
    Compiler: GCC 7.1.0 with C++ ABI 1011

Build settings:
    USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
    USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
    BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCC=OFF
    KICAD_SPICE=ON

Jeff Young (jeyjey) wrote :

While this is annoying, I think the correct fix is to implement a filtered-tree dialog like we have for Place Symbol in EEschema.

Changed in kicad:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Laurent Haas (efcis) wrote :

That would be awesome !

Jeff Young (jeyjey) on 2018-08-21
Changed in kicad:
milestone: none → 5.1.0
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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