Feature request #4262

Ability for the identify tool to run a "default action", not always the "Edit feature form" action

Added by Alister Hood over 12 years ago. Updated over 12 years ago.

Assignee:Giuseppe Sucameli
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:14206


I've heard a few people ask how to run a "default action" when they click on a feature, instead of using the identify tool, then expanding the + next to Actions and double-clicking on the desired Action.
I thought it might be possible to achieve this using an "Init function", but as far as I can tell this isn't possible without also showing a dialogue.

The "(Actions)" group in the "Identify Results" window lists "Edit feature form" along with any custom actions. If "Settings->Options->Map tools->Identify->Open feature form..." is enabled, when you click on a single feature with the Identify tool, the "Edit feature form" action is performed.
Why not change the option from "Open feature form..." to "Run default action if a single feature is identified"?
The vector "Layer Properties" dialogue would need to be modified to provide a way to specify the "default action". I think it would be best to do this on the "Actions tab", in which case "Edit feature form" would need to be included in the "Action list".

Additional possibilities:
"Edit ui" and "Init function" could be moved from the "General" tab of the "Layer Properties" dialogue into the "Actions" tab, and there could be the possibility to have more than one "Edit feature form" action for the same layer.
N.B. if you think there is not enough space on the "Actions tab, the suggestions in #4211 would free up enough space.

Related suggestions:


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 12 years ago

  • Target version set to Version 1.7.4

#2 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 12 years ago

  • Assignee set to Giuseppe Sucameli

#3 Updated by Alexander Bruy over 12 years ago

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

Should be fixed in acc1d558f5 (see also #119)

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