0.85b4: Autoexpand subfolders in folder tree

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0.85b4: Autoexpand subfolders in folder tree

Postby arspr » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:24 pm

(I think this is not a bug but a missing feature. But I'm going to use the bug template just in case).

XnView: MP 0.85b4 /64 bit
OS: Windows 10 1607 - 64bit

In Windows Explorer (or in any other file browser in fact), when you drag a file over a folder which contains subfolders you can make that folder expand its contents in the lateral tree view by just waiting some time before dropping the file. But XnView MP does not seem to behave in this way.

This little feature is EXTREMELY handy when you are moving/copying files.

Effect: You have to abort the drag and drop action when you have forgotten to previously expand and show your destination subfolder...

To reproduce:
1. Look for any folder which contains subfolders (the ">" icon on its left). Do NOT expand it.
2. Drag any file to that parent folder but do not drop it. Keep the mouse pointer (with the dragged file, with your left mouse button pressed) over that folder.

Actual behaviour (bug): Nothing happens. The parent folder is not automatically expanded.

Expected behaviour: After some little time in this situation, the parent folder should automatically expand and show its child subfolders. In this way you could finish dropping your file in any of those subfolders. This behaviour should be repeated if there were sub-subfolders. I mean, each time one level, and only one level, of child subfolders is expanded. But if you drag and wait over any of those subfolders after their expansion, then it would expand and show its own child subfolders. (Test it with Windows Explorer if you want).

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Re: 0.85b4: Autoexpand subfolders in folder tree

Postby m.Th. » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:10 am

This little feature is EXTREMELY handy when you are moving/copying files.


Yes.

Programming it is another matter. If Qt supports the required functionality (signals etc.) then it should be rather easy. If not...
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Re: 0.85b4: Autoexpand subfolders in folder tree

Postby helmut » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:38 am

That's really an important feature that is much needed, arspr. This is feature works in XnView Classic and is missing in XnView MP therefore I consider this not as suggestion but as an bug.

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Re: 0.85b4: Autoexpand subfolders in folder tree

Postby arspr » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:22 pm

This feature is still not implemented in 0.85

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Re: 0.85b4: Autoexpand subfolders in folder tree

Postby helmut » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:07 am

arspr wrote:This feature is still not implemented in 0.85
@arspr: Only bugs listed in the changelog of XnView 0.85 have been fixed. There's no need to verify bugs that reside in this sub forum "Reproduced" with the new 0.85 version because it's unlikely that these bugs have been fixed. Please note that I've removed all your other "This issue remains unchanged in 0.85." posts.

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Re: 0.85b4: Autoexpand subfolders in folder tree

Postby xnview » Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:26 pm

O.k., thank you, I can also reproduce the problem. Issue 1218 is fixed in next version.
Pierre.


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