currently every data type usable in caconfig editor has a fixed, simple edit widget (despite the pathbrowser widget).
we want to add a new widget type dropdown which allows to define a list of options with value/description pairs in the parameter definition. the user can pick one of the option using a dropdown list showing the descriptions, internally the value is stored.
the dropdown widget type should be usable with string or number data types.
for multi-valued types (array types) the dropdown list should allow multi-selection. (if this is difficult in the UI we can skip this requirement and do not support array types for this feature.)
if an existing configuration contains a value that is not part of the value/description list from the definition a new entry should be added automatically to the list with the stored value as value and description to make it visible that a value not present in the list is currently stored.
Yes, you’ll need to reference the SNAPSHOT version, as the 1.6.0 is not released yet.
For our setup it’s a problem: We can’t easily use snapshots. So I’m hoping for a release very soon!
I'm sorry, confused with the version number. 1.6.0, not 1.5.0. 1.6.0 is unreleased and contains the dropdown-widgettype.
I see, thanks again! I was not clear if the dropdown was available for 1.5.0.
we've released version 1.6.0 today