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Properties Pane: change properties for selected widgets

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on 26 Feb 2018

I'd like the posibility to select multiple widgets and then in the properties pane the properties that are not unique to a widget can be edited. For example, when selecting multiple radiobuttons I want to set the destination and style once for all radiobuttons.

Created on 9 Feb 2012
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Currently you can only set the Public property on 1 item at a time.

I've just imported an icon set of over 100 items which I'm putting in it's own eSpace purely for reuse by other applications.

I'm going to have to manually set each icon/image to public. This may take me some time!

It would be good if I could just multi-select all the items and toggle their Public attribute in one go!

Cheers,
Richard


Merged from 'Multi-Edit Public Property' (idea created on 2013-09-25 13:42:18 by Richard Pearson), on 2013-10-17 14:39:55 by Miguel Melo
Okay so I switched to an IconSet containing 3500 images. I've decided only to make the ones public that I need :-)

But this would still be a good idea.


Merged from 'Multi-Edit Public Property' (idea created on 2013-09-25 13:42:18 by Richard Pearson), on 2013-10-17 14:39:55 by Miguel Melo
Hi,

Similar to http://www.outsystems.com/ideas/Idea_View.aspx?IdeaId=1032

Cheers

Merged from 'Multi-Edit Public Property' (idea created on 2013-09-25 13:42:18 by Richard Pearson), on 2013-10-17 14:39:55 by Miguel Melo
Hi,

Similar to http://www.outsystems.com/ideas/Idea_View.aspx?IdeaId=1032

Cheers

Merged from 'Multi-Edit Public Property' (idea created on 2013-09-25 13:42:18 by Richard Pearson), on 2013-10-17 14:39:55 by Miguel Melo
Good spot. Probably. Better suggestion too - more generic. Like added to that idea.

Cheers

Merged from 'Multi-Edit Public Property' (idea created on 2013-09-25 13:42:18 by Richard Pearson), on 2013-10-17 14:39:55 by Miguel Melo
I would like to be able to select more than one object getting the common properties and edit them.

Merged from 'I would like to be able to select more than one object getting the common properties and edit them.' (idea created on 2013-02-04 14:02:30 by Jaime Marin), on 2013-10-17 14:40:28 by Miguel Melo
similar as http://www1.outsystems.com/ideas/Idea_View.aspx?IdeaId=1271

Merged from 'I would like to be able to select more than one object getting the common properties and edit them.' (idea created on 2013-02-04 14:02:30 by Jaime Marin), on 2013-10-17 14:40:28 by Miguel Melo
Would be usefull indeed.

Merged from 'I would like to be able to select more than one object getting the common properties and edit them.' (idea created on 2013-02-04 14:02:30 by Jaime Marin), on 2013-10-17 14:40:28 by Miguel Melo
Hi,

I would like to see the following.

when you select a couple of, input-widgets in a screen, the "properties" block will become empty. Which is not very handy.
I would like to alter their css in 1 go, or set the same width. you name it.
every property that could be set the same should be editable.
ofcourse with and extra option "keep" where the specific property is kept

The alternative might be search and replace, but that won't be sufficient, because you don't want to change everything (and you cannot search on specific widget-types)

Merged from 'Multi-selected widgets and their properties' (idea created on 2013-01-11 14:43:34 by Statler & Waldorf and the amazing flappy tweedles!), on 2014-03-21 09:40:44 by Davide Marquês
+1 from me. I've often wondered why that wan't possible.

Merged from 'Multi-selected widgets and their properties' (idea created on 2013-01-11 14:43:34 by Statler & Waldorf and the amazing flappy tweedles!), on 2014-03-21 09:40:48 by Davide Marquês
Would be very useful when I have to set the mandatory property for several attributes in an entity for example.

Merged from 'Multi-selected widgets and their properties' (idea created on 2013-01-11 14:43:34 by Statler & Waldorf and the amazing flappy tweedles!), on 2014-03-21 09:40:48 by Davide Marquês
Ability to edit common properties of multiple selected objects.

E.g. Select several containers and edit their style at once, instead of having to select each individually to do this.

Merged from 'Edit common properties of multiple selected objects' (idea created on 2014-03-20 14:59:43 by Nuno Palhinhas), on 2014-03-21 09:41:11 by Davide Marquês
Bump on this!
Would be a big time saver :)
Merged this idea with 'Applying a style to several screen elements' (created on 2012-10-10 11:07:36 by João Costa)
When you selecte several elements, the <Style> dropdown list is disable.
The idea is that you can apply a Style to several elements in on click, instead of selecting one by one and applying the style.



Merged from 'Applying a style to several screen elements' (idea created on 2012-10-10 11:07:36 by João Costa), on 2016-10-27 08:00:43 by André Vieira

It would be very nice edit multiple objects at once. For example to edit the width or left spacing for multiple containers or inputs.

Regards,
Martin


Merged from 'Edit multiple objects shared properties' (idea created on 2016-01-28 13:08:40 by Martin den Braven), on 2016-10-27 08:00:57 by André Vieira
This is a great idea. Not only for containers or inputs, but for all kind of elements. For instance, I usually need to set roles for several pages, set mandatory atrributes to true or even a lot of actions to be public. 

I guess this will be a good improvement if implemented.


regards
Fabio



Merged from 'Edit multiple objects shared properties' (idea created on 2016-01-28 13:08:40 by Martin den Braven), on 2016-10-27 08:00:57 by André Vieira
idea has been proposed a couple of times for sure...



Merged from 'Edit multiple objects shared properties' (idea created on 2016-01-28 13:08:40 by Martin den Braven), on 2016-10-27 08:00:57 by André Vieira
What about the ability to select 10 containers and be able to change al the properties at once. 

Will safe a lot of time to go to each and change...


Merged from 'Changing Properties on Multiple objects' (idea created on 2015-08-19 13:29:14 by Andre Klopper), on 2016-10-27 08:01:12 by André Vieira

Good idea but not only for containers. I would extend it to entity attributes for instance.
If I select some entity attributes I would like to see the common properties and have the possibility to change them.



Merged from 'Changing Properties on Multiple objects' (idea created on 2015-08-19 13:29:14 by Andre Klopper), on 2016-10-27 08:01:13 by André Vieira
Would be nice to change common attributes at once for a selected group.
E.g. Setting the icon for a group of selected actions.


Merged from 'Change attributes of multiple elements (like actions)' (idea created on 2016-02-04 00:04:28 by robert stephens), on 2016-10-27 08:01:19 by André Vieira
Idea has been proposed multiple times (and probably missing a couple)

https://www.outsystems.com/ideas/1032/properties-pane-change-properties-for-selected-widgets

http://www.outsystems.com/ideas/1227/applying-a-style-to-several-screen-elements

http://www.outsystems.com/ideas/2293/edit-multiple-objects-shared-properties

https://www.outsystems.com/ideas/2113/changing-properties-on-multiple-objects


Merged from 'Change attributes of multiple elements (like actions)' (idea created on 2016-02-04 00:04:28 by robert stephens), on 2016-10-27 08:01:19 by André Vieira

Select multiple items in Service Studio with CTRL-Click and get to adjust their shared properties. For instance i need to add a CSS class to 4 items on screen. Instead of just clicking one item adding the class and then clicking the next one and then adding the class, I simply CTRL-Click all the items that need the class and in the property window (bottom right) I see their shared properties. One of the shared properties would be 'Style Classes' and i can set them all at the same time. This feature would save a lot of development time and it surprises me Outsystems does not support it yet.



Merged from 'Select multiple items in Service Studio with CTRL-Click and get to adjust their shared properties' (idea created on 2016-10-26 09:51:23 by Robert Hantink), on 2016-10-27 08:01:37 by André Vieira

This stuff is working really well for other frameworks, like Oracle APEX for instance.

I want to be able to change multiple widgets at once

Example:  

When I want to assign a style to multiple expressions, but not all, I would like to be able to select the Expressions and set their values to the CSS or make them bold etc.  I would like to essentially be able to have access to the properties that the widgets share, be it, Visible, Margin left, Margin Top, width, Style classes, etc.

I think you get my point.  Would this be possible, are you working on it, if so how soon can we look forward to it in our toolboxes?



Merged from 'Changing of multiple selected widgets' (idea created on 2017-03-10 07:40:35 by Tjaart Swanepoel), on 2017-03-13 08:55:02 by André Vieira

If i choose 3 attributes ("Name", "Surname", "DateOfBirth") and all have some values, say the attribute "Is Mandatory" and by default they have values "No". Now i want to change all the three values to "Yes". By selecting all the attributes, the value can be changed all at once, not one by one. 


thank you.



Merged from 'Change Common Properties all at once' (idea created on 2016-11-30 03:57:16 by indra budiantho), on 2017-03-31 17:18:21 by André Vieira

This is still a great idea that can save some precious time :)

The ability to drag and drop many files at once to the resources is very nice.

What would be even better? A way to set a group of files to deploy to a target directory, instead of having to do this one by one...

If this is not possible, what about the possibility to create folders in Resources, with the "Deploy to Target Directory" property, being possible to drag multiple files to it and deploy them all to the target directory?

This would be really nice :)

Cheers,
Eduardo Jauch



Merged from '"Deploy to Target Directory" multiple files at once' (idea created on 2017-10-24 19:59:20 by Eduardo Jauch), on 2017-10-27 09:14:00 by Vasco Pessanha

Hi Eduardo,

Is this similar to this idea?
https://www.outsystems.com/ideas/1032/properties-pane-change-properties-for-selected-widgets

We are merging all ideas related to bulk edition of multiple objects in this idea!

Does it make sense to you?

Cheers,



Merged from '"Deploy to Target Directory" multiple files at once' (idea created on 2017-10-24 19:59:20 by Eduardo Jauch), on 2017-10-27 09:14:00 by Vasco Pessanha

Hi Vasco,

That idea is very nice, and I think that, if it was applied to anything that has properties, probably would solve this issue in a way, as it would be possible to select many resources and define at once the Target Folder to deploy.

So, by me, its fine to merge :)

This would reaaly be nice, because many times we want to define many properties at once :)

Cheers,
Eduardo Jauch



Merged from '"Deploy to Target Directory" multiple files at once' (idea created on 2017-10-24 19:59:20 by Eduardo Jauch), on 2017-10-27 09:14:00 by Vasco Pessanha

Hi Vasco,

That idea is very nice, and I think that, if it was applied to anything that has properties, probably would solve this issue in a way, as it would be possible to select many resources and define at once the Target Folder to deploy.

So, by me, its fine to merge :)

This would reaaly be nice, because many times we want to define many properties at once :)

Cheers,
Eduardo Jauch



Merged from '"Deploy to Target Directory" multiple files at once' (idea created on 2017-10-24 19:59:20 by Eduardo Jauch), on 2017-10-27 09:14:00 by Vasco Pessanha

Yes I would love this, especially when I'm adding a ton of font files.



Merged from '"Deploy to Target Directory" multiple files at once' (idea created on 2017-10-24 19:59:20 by Eduardo Jauch), on 2017-10-27 09:14:00 by Vasco Pessanha

Nice Eduardo,

I'll merge them since we will consider doing this generically to allow developers to multiple the properties of several objects at the same time.

It will also increase the number of likes in the idea! ;)

Cheers




Merged from '"Deploy to Target Directory" multiple files at once' (idea created on 2017-10-24 19:59:20 by Eduardo Jauch), on 2017-10-27 09:14:00 by Vasco Pessanha

Excellent! Certainly a relevant idea!

Add the possibility to change some properties in bulk, like:

  • Width, and Margin Top in containers, and inputs;
  • Destination in buttons and links.

It can be very useful when working with dummy data or really big forms.



Merged from 'Bulk Actions' (idea created on 2017-11-27 22:42:28 by Alexandre Santos), on 2017-11-30 15:04:25 by J.

I think there's already an idea to edit properties for multiple widgets at once. Don't know which one though (there's no search option in the Ideas section)

Harry



Merged from 'Bulk Actions' (idea created on 2017-11-27 22:42:28 by Alexandre Santos), on 2017-11-30 15:04:25 by J.

+ 1 !



Merged from 'Bulk Actions' (idea created on 2017-11-27 22:42:28 by Alexandre Santos), on 2017-11-30 15:04:25 by J.

@Harry, you're right. Look at this idea:

https://www.outsystems.com/ideas/1032/properties-pane-change-properties-for-selected-widgets

Take a good look who created it...  

And yes, still very good idea!

Menno



Merged from 'Bulk Actions' (idea created on 2017-11-27 22:42:28 by Alexandre Santos), on 2017-11-30 15:04:25 by J.

Thanks! I tried to search, but as you said there's no search in ideias...


Let's see if someone can make this happen!   

It should be possible to do a bulk change of the screen role settings, for all screens on a screen flow or even for all screens on an espace.


Merged from 'Roles Bulk Change' (idea created on 2015-04-08 11:43:18 by Carlos Henriques), on 2018-01-17 16:48:51 by Vasco Pessanha

I'll merge with this idea:
https://www.outsystems.com/ideas/1032/properties-pane-change-properties-for-selected-widgets



Merged from 'Roles Bulk Change' (idea created on 2015-04-08 11:43:18 by Carlos Henriques), on 2018-01-17 16:48:51 by Vasco Pessanha

Hi guys,

Happy to announce that we'll be working on this in the near future!

Stay tuned ;)

It would be great if the OutSystems IDE could edit the same attributes on multiple fields at once.

I.E.
Ctrl + click to select 10 labels and change the width field which will changeit on all ten.

I realize that not every element has the same fields, however, I think that thebottom-right attribute box should show the shared attributes



Merged from 'Multiple Element Editing' (idea created on 2016-08-01 22:00:16 by Adam Esterle), on 2018-01-30 14:39:05 by Vasco Pessanha

When we have multiple objects...I expect we could change the same attribute they share at once.

For example I have 10 server actions and want to make it all public. I must go one by one. Why not just shift click all the objects and the same attributes should be visible and able to be changed at once.



Merged from 'Multiple Attribute Changes at Once' (idea created on 2017-09-12 03:48:01 by Eric Halim), on 2017-09-12 08:07:01 by J.

Merged from 'Multiple Element Editing' (idea created on 2016-08-01 22:00:16 by Adam Esterle), on 2018-01-30 14:39:05 by Vasco Pessanha

Hi Adam,

Idea is not clear, Can you please provide more explanation?



Merged from 'Multiple Element Editing' (idea created on 2016-08-01 22:00:16 by Adam Esterle), on 2018-01-30 14:39:05 by Vasco Pessanha

tbh, it's very clear.


for example: select mutliple containers, what you want is to be able then is to change the css-classes at once.

select mutliple webblocks, set them all to public=yes at once





Merged from 'Multiple Element Editing' (idea created on 2016-08-01 22:00:16 by Adam Esterle), on 2018-01-30 14:39:05 by Vasco Pessanha

This would be great!!



Merged from 'Multiple Element Editing' (idea created on 2016-08-01 22:00:16 by Adam Esterle), on 2018-01-30 14:39:05 by Vasco Pessanha

This has been bugging me since I started on OutSystems. Excellent idea!!!



Merged from 'Multiple Element Editing' (idea created on 2016-08-01 22:00:16 by Adam Esterle), on 2018-01-30 14:39:05 by Vasco Pessanha
Possibility to select various attributes of entities and change its properties, for example: Is Mandatory, Delete Rule.

Merged from '?Possibility to select various attributes of entities' (idea created on 2016-03-08 23:00:05 by Huarlem Lima), on 2018-02-01 14:35:04 by Vasco Pessanha
Not sure I understand... you can do that already.

J.Ja

Merged from '?Possibility to select various attributes of entities' (idea created on 2016-03-08 23:00:05 by Huarlem Lima), on 2018-02-01 14:35:04 by Vasco Pessanha

Let's say I have 4 fields with monetary type, all of them were created as text, as it's the default type. In order to change all of the 4 fields to decimal, I need to select each one and change, which would be easier if I could just simply select all the 4 fields and change their type.



Merged from '?Possibility to select various attributes of entities' (idea created on 2016-03-08 23:00:05 by Huarlem Lima), on 2018-02-01 14:35:04 by Vasco Pessanha

Hi Huarlem,

I'll merge your idea with this one, ok?
https://www.outsystems.com/ideas/1032/properties-pane-change-properties-for-selected-widgets

It is already work-in-progress and it will bump up the number of likes ;)



Merged from '?Possibility to select various attributes of entities' (idea created on 2016-03-08 23:00:05 by Huarlem Lima), on 2018-02-01 14:35:04 by Vasco Pessanha

Hi guys,

I'm happy to announce that, since 10.0.807.0 Service Studio version (now in RC), it is now possible to change the properties of several objects in bulk

Thanks a lot Harry de Boer for your feedback and contribution! You can see a public acknowledgment of your contribution in this version’s release notes:

https://success.outsystems.com/Support/Release_Notes/Development_Environment/Development_Environment_10.0.807.0

I hope you use and enjoy the feature! :)

Cheers,


Changed the category to Service Studio


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