Bug report #2190

Identifying an holed polygon selects the whole area

Added by Médéric RIBREUX about 13 years ago. Updated almost 12 years ago.

Assignee:nobody -
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:All Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:duplicate
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:12250


When you identify a polygon with an hole, the selected area includes the hole.

Well it's just a detail but sometimes, you want to use the hole to see what is under the layer, under what you have identified.


#1 Updated by Ivan Mincik almost 12 years ago

Is there any special reason to not to use some similar behavior like it is done by 'Select' tool ?

1. Draw multi-polygon feature containing few holes.
2. Click on polygon using 'Identify' tool. Whole polygon including holes
is highlighted.
3. Click on polygon using 'Select' tool. Exact polygon shape is
highlighted (without holes)

I think, current behavior is quite confusing, when You have big
polygons, containing holes where another polygons exists.

#2 Updated by damouns - almost 12 years ago

It is related to ticket #926 which was closed (although I feel it wasn't fixed). This behaviour is confusing because it is not possible to know if the polygon has a hole or not (and it is not consistent with the select tool).

#3 Updated by Jürgen Fischer almost 12 years ago

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

duplicate of #926

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