Please give us hints for file states reflected in the icons

I'm all for having the file states reflected in the icon for the file.

I just with IDEA would give us users a fighting chance at guessing
what the icons mean.

For example: right now, after setting up 922 & making a project for
the first time, all of my java files have an icon of a J with a red
slash through them.

Unfortunately, I see no hint as to what IDEA doesn't like.

It would be helpful if each time the icon was set to indicate a
non-default state, there was a tooltip that told us what the problem
or special state was.

Could someone let me in on the secret here?

BTW, this is just one of several examples I've seen and been unable to
puzzle out.

Thanks,

Neil

P.S. One of these files compiles just fine, so IDEA knows a lot about
the java aspects of these files.

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The java files marked with a red slashed circle, are not included
in your project's sourcepath.



On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 17:37:05 -0400, Neil Galarneau wrote:

I'm all for having the file states reflected in the icon for the file.

I just with IDEA would give us users a fighting chance at guessing what
the icons mean.

For example: right now, after setting up 922 & making a project for the
first time, all of my java files have an icon of a J with a red slash
through them.

Unfortunately, I see no hint as to what IDEA doesn't like.

It would be helpful if each time the icon was set to indicate a
non-default state, there was a tooltip that told us what the problem or
special state was.

Could someone let me in on the secret here?

BTW, this is just one of several examples I've seen and been unable to
puzzle out.

Thanks,

Neil

P.S. One of these files compiles just fine, so IDEA knows a lot about
the java aspects of these files.

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Thanks, Daniel.

That UI sure is busted.

I had already added my content directory as L:\foo, but I had to go to
the "Add Source Folder" dialog which has a prompt of:
"Add Source Folders to L:\foo" and I had to add L:\foo to it.

I assume someone else has already pointed out how busted this is.


Neil

On Fri, 12 Sep 2003 09:54:46 +0300, Daniel Moldovan
<d.moldovan@level7.ro> wrote:

>The java files marked with a red slashed circle, are not included
>in your project's sourcepath.
>
>
>
>On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 17:37:05 -0400, Neil Galarneau wrote:
>
>> I'm all for having the file states reflected in the icon for the file.
>>
>> I just with IDEA would give us users a fighting chance at guessing what
>> the icons mean.
>>
>> For example: right now, after setting up 922 & making a project for the
>> first time, all of my java files have an icon of a J with a red slash
>> through them.
>>
>> Unfortunately, I see no hint as to what IDEA doesn't like.
>>
>> It would be helpful if each time the icon was set to indicate a
>> non-default state, there was a tooltip that told us what the problem or
>> special state was.
>>
>> Could someone let me in on the secret here?
>>
>> BTW, this is just one of several examples I've seen and been unable to
>> puzzle out.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Neil
>>
>> P.S. One of these files compiles just fine, so IDEA knows a lot about
>> the java aspects of these files.

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It was pointed out to me that the UI I criticized is a temporary UI
while the permanent one is being prepared - as discussed in this
forum.

I'm sorry to be so stupid and not connect what I was reading with the
UI in front of me.

Neil

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In article <sdq1mvcn2l18oab2nbm4v6lkn51a05uild@4ax.com>,
Neil Galarneau <neil@codemesh.com> wrote:

It would be helpful if each time the icon was set to indicate a
non-default state, there was a tooltip that told us what the problem
or special state was.


I second Neil's call for tooltips for icons. I don't know what the
different debugger icons mean (exactly).

I can guess that the red dot with a green "X" through it means that the
breakpoint is invalid, but it would be useful to have a tooltip
explaining why it is invalid, or at the very least, all of the reasons a
breakpoint might be invalid.

In trying to hunt that info down last night, I learned that one of the
other debugger icons has some meaning that I would never have guessed,
and that now I can't even remember what it was.

Little icons are good. Words are gooder.

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