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Find in Widget Tree

Frontend
Implemented
on 06 Apr 2020
Development Environment Release 60

It would be just a tad bit quicker to find something in the Widget Tree if a widget on the screen editor had a context menu option to "Find in Widget Tree" that way you don't have to open the Widget Tree first, it just auto-opens to the Widget Tree and auto-focuses the widget, simply by selecting the context menu option.

Created on 22 Jan 2019
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I agree. Better search would be great. Having worked in other IDEs I find it very convenient to have a separate search box for different views and editors. Currently, If I'm not missing anything we have just one searchbox on the top right corner. 

Changed the category to Frontend


Merged this idea with 'Widget Tree Filter' (created on 30 Jan 2020 11:58:42 by Ritchel Magtibay)

A capability to filter the widget tree may be using a search box would be really nice.  Or if a quicker way to go back and drill down to the required item in a very deep widget already exists, please let me know. Thank you.



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Widget Tree Filter' (created on 30 Jan 2020 by Ritchel Magtibay)
- merged to idea 'Find in Widget Tree' on 04 Feb 2020 15:23:01 by Kilian Hekhuis

The only way I can think of is just clicking the item on the screen - it will be highlighted in the tree.



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Widget Tree Filter' (created on 30 Jan 2020 by Ritchel Magtibay)
- merged to idea 'Find in Widget Tree' on 04 Feb 2020 15:23:01 by Kilian Hekhuis

Hi Kilian,  

Thank you for the merge and for responding to my post.  Appreciate it.

I can confirm that the 'click item on screen - highlight on tree' is actually the current behavior.  

So from the widget tree, I can jump back to the screen (mobile for example) and scroll up/down to find my widget.  Which is okay, I guess.  But still similar pain point to drilling-up/down the widget tree, if you know what I mean?

Kind regards,

R

Yes, I've had similar problems, I think this is a good idea.

Changed the status to
Implemented
on 06 Apr 2020


Hey Robert,

I'm glad to announce that we've implemented your idea and, since last Service Studio version, you can simply right-click in a widget to sync the widget in the Widget Tree.

Thanks a lot for your idea and for contributing to our product. As usual, you can find a public acknowledgment for your idea in the product's release notes:

https://www.outsystems.com/Downloads/ScreenDetails.aspx?MajorVersion=11&ReleaseId=19440&ComponentName=Development+Environment


Cheers,

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