Dropdown button

Bug #536489 reported by Sigra on 2007-09-10
This bug affects 1 person
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Bug Description

There should be a dropdown button (like the back button in browsers, where the user gets a dropdown menu of previously visited pages).

Use cases are in LaunchSPG for selecting:
- Tribe
- Win condition
- Type of AI / Human Player
- Team number

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Raul Ferriz (raul.ferriz) wrote :

This is not the same as listselect from ui_basic?

Timowi (timo-wingender) wrote :

There's a difference. A listselect is a area with some lines where you can select from. A dropdown button is a button which pops up a list if you click on it.

Changed in widelands:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: ui
SirVer (sirver) wrote :

Setting to incomplete for bug sweeping.

Changed in widelands:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Hans Joachim Desserud (hjd) wrote :

I don't know if the use case listed in the original bug report is realistic, however having a dropdown controller would be neat. I guess the prime example is tribe selection which is currenlty implemented as a single button you click multiple times. While it works, many users will not be familiar with or expect buttons to change values like this. A dropdown on the other hand is much clearer at communicating that there is a selected value but other options are available too.

Changed in widelands:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
importance: Low → Wishlist
SirVer (sirver) wrote :

Setting to incomplete for bug sweeping.

Changed in widelands:
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
wl-zocker (wl-zocker) wrote :

I agree with #4. The tribe selection is a bit strange.

Was this bug marked for sweeping for the second time intentionally?

GunChleoc (gunchleoc) wrote :

Sweeping comes around whenever the bug has not had any changes for X days.

The use case with multiple enhancements for the buildings as stated by OP is no longer there. Another use case would be selecting the win conditions or the AI type.

Changed in widelands:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
description: updated
GunChleoc (gunchleoc) on 2016-09-06
Changed in widelands:
assignee: nobody → GunChleoc (gunchleoc)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
milestone: none → build20-rc1
kaputtnik (franku) wrote :
GunChleoc (gunchleoc) on 2017-09-02
Changed in widelands:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
assignee: GunChleoc (gunchleoc) → nobody
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