Feature request #11929

Show feature selection into Composer

Added by Loïc BARTOLETTI almost 6 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Map Composer/Printing
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:wontfix
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:20138

Description

I don't know why, but i can't reproduce this (http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/95498/how-to-bring-feature-selection-into-printing-composer) with QGis 2.4 and 2.6

It's very useful with QGis 2.2.

Can it be integrated as an option ?

History

#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 6 years ago

The map selection (not the identify highlighting as described in that stackexchange post) did show in the composer until qgis 2.2. I'm not sure why after it stopped. Maybe is a bug but personally I don't think it is the right way anyway to bring in the composer highlighted features, that should be done using vector symbology.

#2 Updated by Loïc BARTOLETTI almost 6 years ago

For some users (who using a GIS like a simple viewer) is really useful. He didn't want explore symbology.

#3 Updated by Nyall Dawson almost 6 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Showing a selection in composer was a bug which was fixed for 2.4 - which is why that stackexchange method no longer works.

If you really want to show selections in composer outputs you can use the "isselected" function from the expressions+ plugin, and style your symbology to change the actual rendering of features based on whether they are selected or not. That method works well with composer.

#4 Updated by Loïc BARTOLETTI almost 6 years ago

I hoped that this wasn't a bug but a feature

But, thank you for the solution "expression+". That works well.

#5 Updated by Hugo Mercier over 5 years ago

Hi,

Nyall, Giovanni, could you develop on why this is not a good idea to allow displaying the current selection in a composer map ? (with an option, say)
I don't have a prior opinion, ... just to understand :)

#6 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

Hugo Mercier wrote:

Hi,

Nyall, Giovanni, could you develop on why this is not a good idea to allow displaying the current selection in a composer map ? (with an option, say)
I don't have a prior opinion, ... just to understand :)

Hi Hugo, mine just a personal (not strong) opinion/preference, just that :)

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