"Save as" parameter in plug-in dialogues can be impoved
Setting the 'Save as' parameter in the dialogue could be smarter. As it is now, browsing to the directory where to store the file will select the directory but you are required to type the file name in the field in the bottom of the browse window. However, users easily forget this and will get a error from BASE saying that they are not allowed to write in home:
Permission denied: Not allowed to use Directory[id=2; name=home]
The output is very informative for an experienced BASE user but users get confused by not being allowed to write in their home directory.
I suggest the following, in the browsing for a target directory there should be a default name for the produced file. There is already a default in the original 'Save as' parameter but it is destroyed as soon as browsing is started. Is it possible to pass this default file name to the directory browser as default file name? If not, could a default be set if no file was given by the user when the browser dialogue returns? Or when the error above is generated?
Change History (8)
comment:7 by , 15 years ago
|→ BASE 2.9.3
|new → assigned
|Save as in download dialogue the Packed file exporter can be impoved → "Save as" parameter in plug-in dialogues can be impoved