Feature request #10450

single symbol layers should not rely on a stringless child to show symbology preview

Added by Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV over 9 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Assignee:Martin Dobias
Category:Map Legend
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:18862


Since the early days I've been using QGIS, there's been a small irritant that I feel should be addressed. Currently, single symbol layers are eating vertical spacing to show a symbology preview in a string-less child row. It has always felt odd to me, and IMO would look much better if the symbology preview would simply replace the generic layer type (polygon, line, point) glyph in a single row.

A visual proposal is worth a thousand words:

crossing fingers real hard :)

this.png (60.2 KB) Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV, 2014-06-04 01:54 AM

Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Bug report #8604: Repeated number of elements in legend Closed 2013-09-12


#1 Updated by Nathan Woodrow over 9 years ago

I'm in two minds, only because you loose the geometry type information if you don't have a symbol set, but other then that I don't mind it. Not sure how hard it would be too do.

#2 Updated by Nathan Woodrow over 9 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug report to Feature request

#3 Updated by Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV over 9 years ago

Nathan, actually, the symbology preview does a good job ( most of the time ) at indicating what geometry type the layer is ( unless you have very fat lines, line is clearly visible, etc. )

#4 Updated by Nyall Dawson over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

This can be closed now, right?

#5 Updated by Mathieu Pellerin - nIRV over 8 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Assignee set to Martin Dobias
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100


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