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Cancel-Input

Postby AlphaTester » 5. Dec 2008, 14:18

Hi,

following use case (attached in the picture):
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Two blocks are running in parallel. One of the blocks is permanent sending Messages in a loop until the
the cancel input is used.
In fact this is working fine, but in the report the block will be displayed in gray with an exclamation mark.
That is not so fine, because it's wanted to stop the loop.
For sure, there are many other ways to stop an activity - but this functionality is implemented and I want to use it. Only the displaying did not match.

Feel free to comment
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Re: Cancel-Input

Postby cgittinger » 5. Dec 2008, 21:43

I see your point - you want to have it look like "all ok" in a log or trace - right ?
I've added another entry in the settings dialog for the canceled color.
It is initialized to grey for backward compatibility.
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Re: Cancel-Input

Postby cgittinger » 5. Dec 2008, 21:46

mhmh - as I implemented and tested this, I ask myself:
a global setting is probably not a very good solution - there might be places, where a cancel actually is worth a notice (in case of a timeout, for example).

Shouln't this be a property of the individual step instead ? (such as an "it is ok to be canceled"-flag)
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Re: Cancel-Input

Postby AlphaTester » 8. Dec 2008, 08:28

I see your point - you want to have it look like "all ok" in a log or trace - right ?
YES!!

Shouln't this be a property of the individual step instead ? (such as an "it is ok to be canceled"-flag)
YES!!!

Exactly!

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Re: Cancel-Input

Postby cgittinger » 11. Dec 2008, 19:16

Ok, the next release will include both:
- a separately configurable cancel-color in the settings dialog.
- a "cancelIsOK" checkBox in the individual-steps menu; this will mark canceled steps "green" (i.e. success) in the log and report.

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Re: Cancel-Input

Postby AlphaTester » 16. Dec 2008, 09:38

Sounds really good.
Could you please provide a (SW) Version release Number where this function will be included?
This could be helpful.

Thanks!
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Re: Cancel-Input

Postby cgittinger » 20. Dec 2008, 02:57

It will be in 1.6 (its already in our "in-development" release)

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