CAConfig Editor: Add "dropdown list" widget


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.


Stefan Seifert
August 12, 2019, 11:58 AM

we've released version 1.6.0 today

Luis Navarro
August 12, 2019, 11:29 AM

I see, thanks again! I was not clear if the dropdown was available for 1.5.0.

Henry Kuijpers
August 12, 2019, 11:27 AM

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.

Luis Navarro
August 12, 2019, 11:26 AM

Thanks for your response.
According to it was released on May 9th, that is not the case?

Henry Kuijpers
August 12, 2019, 11:20 AM

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!





Stefan Seifert