Bug report #12176

Custom dash pattern UI unclear

Added by Corey Burger almost 8 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:20367


The custom dash pattern UI is completely unclear and produces very odd results.

The problems:
1. Unclear what units are being used: It isn't millimetres, nor is it some arbitrary unit of 1 line width
2. Production of an alternating pattern (where one line dashes in others space) appears impossible

I recommend copying the UI from Illustrator, which is simple and easy to understand. It can be seen here: http://www.vectordiary.com/tips-and-tricks/dotted-lines-in-illustrator/


#1 Updated by Anita Graser almost 8 years ago

  • Affected QGIS version changed from 2.6.0 to master
  • Assignee set to Nathan Woodrow
  • Target version set to Future Release - Lower Priority

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 6 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? set to No

#3 Updated by Nathan Woodrow over 5 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Assignee deleted (Nathan Woodrow)

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Resolution set to end of life

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