Bug report #5862

Updating composer label text via python - problem with Item Properties panel

Added by James Stott over 10 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:15326


I am writing a plugin that replaces the text of a composer label based on its itemID. The text in the label says "Original text" in this example.

When I change the text of the label using:

item.setText("Hello World")

the label changes on the composer but the text in the Item Properties panel for the label doesn't, it stays as "Original text".

If I call item.displayText() before and after I change the label text this returns "Hello World".

How do I get the text to change in the Item Properties panel? Using qgis 1.8 and 1.9

If I save the project and reopen it, it displays the changed text "Hello World".

I have attached a screenshot to demonstrate.

Composer_Problem.jpg (198 KB) James Stott, 2012-06-25 07:24 AM


#1 Updated by Marco Hugentobler over 10 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

Update should work with 4e36df067. Please test and report back

#2 Updated by James Stott over 10 years ago

thanks for looking at this. I will test once osgeo4w updates to a new version and let you know.

#3 Updated by James Stott over 10 years ago

It works with this mornings update.

Thanks for fixing this.

Any chance this can make its way into the next release (1.8.1?) so I can utilise it on a stable version of QGIS rather than having to wait for 1.9/2.0 to come out?

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