2022-07-06 03-36-19
Hanno
 
MVP
Convert Text to Expression - Expression Default Value
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Development Environment 11.53.6 (Build 60879)

It would be helpful, and prevent a copy and paste each time a text element is converted to an expression, to have the text value copied to the Value property of the expression, and not just to the Example property as is currently happening.


2014-02-07 17-02-43
Vasco Pessanha
Changed the category to
Frontend

Hi Hanno, I think the nature of expression is to have something dynamic there, not just plain text. I assume clearing of the input is done on purpose. 

Roman, I wouldn't count on it being on purpose :)

Kilian, possible, but for my cases, an existing behavior worked just fine. 

Perhaps a compromise: keep the text, but select it, so that you can overwrite it immediately? :)

Yep, it sounds great actually, agree. 

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On our RadarOn our radar

Hi Hanno,

Great idea. In fact Roman is right, this was done on purpose, a long time ago, but Kilian suggestion might just work. We'll change the status of this issue so we can keep an eye on it.

Thanks,
Tiago Simões

2022-07-06 03-36-19
Hanno
 
MVP

Thanks, Tiago. I agree with Killian's suggestion as well!

2014-02-07 17-02-43
Vasco Pessanha

Hey Hanno,

Today when converting a Text widget to an Expression, it already uses the text as both the 'Example' and 'Value' properties, also opening the Expression Editor automatically so that you can change it for a variable.

I'll close this idea, okay?

2022-07-06 03-36-19
Hanno
 
MVP

Thanks, Vasco. So the idea should be marked as implemented, right?

2014-02-07 17-02-43
Vasco Pessanha

Hey Hanno,
Sure, just wanted to confirm with you!
Thanks for the feedback and contribution ;)

2014-02-07 17-02-43
Vasco Pessanha
Changed the status to
Implemented
on 04 Jul 2022

Hello,
I'm glad to announce that this idea was implemented in July, in the cross-platform IDE.

Once again, thank you Hanno for your idea and contribution to the product!

I'm currently talking with the team to make sure that, as always, your name appears in our product release notes!

Cheers,

2022-07-06 03-36-19
Hanno
 
MVP

Thank you, Vasco!

Really cool that you can also toggle back to Expression from Text :)