LibEdit: Dragging background-filled rect pops to top

Bug #1817233 reported by Evan Shultz on 2019-02-22
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
KiCad
Undecided
Seth Hillbrand

Bug Description

In LibEdit, I can fill a rect with background color. Other elements show up on top of the rectangle fill then. If the edge of the rect is dragged, though, the background color pops to the top and covers up elements that formerly were visible.

This is a bit of a pain when making precise changes to symbols, and also if pin placement changes and I'm moving the rectangle after the pins have been relocated. The rectangle can then cover up the pins and make placing the symbol edge more difficult that it should be if I could still see the pins while dragging the rect edge.

As a librarian, I frequently adjust symbols submitted by contributors so perhaps this is a more annoying problem for me than most KiCad users?

Video will be attached to the next post.

I am using the modern toolset.

Application: kicad
Version: (5.1.0-rc1-113-g75eda6921), release build
Libraries:
    wxWidgets 3.0.4
    libcurl/7.61.1 OpenSSL/1.1.1 (WinSSL) zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.6 libidn2/2.0.5 libpsl/0.20.2 (+libidn2/2.0.5) nghttp2/1.34.0
Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
    Boost: 1.68.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.9.1
    Curl: 7.61.1
    Compiler: GCC 8.2.0 with C++ ABI 1013

Build settings:
    USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
    USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_PYTHON3=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON_PHOENIX=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
    BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCC=OFF
    KICAD_SPICE=ON

Evan Shultz (evan-shultz) wrote :

Here is a video of this in action to better explain what I'm talking about.

Seth Hillbrand (sethh) on 2019-02-23
Changed in kicad:
assignee: nobody → Seth Hillbrand (sethh)
milestone: none → 5.1.0
status: New → Fix Committed
Evan Shultz (evan-shultz) wrote :

@Seth

Thank you! The rect fades when the edge is being dragged so pins and other elements are still visible. Tested with:

Application: kicad
Version: (5.1.0-rc1-136-g8ad15b1d6), release build
Libraries:
    wxWidgets 3.0.4
    libcurl/7.61.1 OpenSSL/1.1.1 (WinSSL) zlib/1.2.11 brotli/1.0.6 libidn2/2.0.5 libpsl/0.20.2 (+libidn2/2.0.5) nghttp2/1.34.0
Platform: Windows 8 (build 9200), 64-bit edition, 64 bit, Little endian, wxMSW
Build Info:
    wxWidgets: 3.0.4 (wchar_t,wx containers,compatible with 2.8)
    Boost: 1.68.0
    OpenCASCADE Community Edition: 6.9.1
    Curl: 7.61.1
    Compiler: GCC 8.2.0 with C++ ABI 1013

Build settings:
    USE_WX_GRAPHICS_CONTEXT=OFF
    USE_WX_OVERLAY=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_MODULES=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_PYTHON3=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON=ON
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_WXPYTHON_PHOENIX=OFF
    KICAD_SCRIPTING_ACTION_MENU=ON
    BUILD_GITHUB_PLUGIN=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCE=ON
    KICAD_USE_OCC=OFF
    KICAD_SPICE=ON

Changed in kicad:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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