Bug 135422 - Show API property names as tooltips in Styles Inspector
Summary: Show API property names as tooltips in Styles Inspector
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Hardware: All All
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Assignee: Not Assigned
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Blocks: Styles_Inspector
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Reported: 2020-08-03 19:31 UTC by Mike Kaganski
Modified: 2020-08-04 07:50 UTC (History)
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Description Mike Kaganski 2020-08-03 19:31:57 UTC
f39f37326ac787e88a0782915afac91cf418a539 makes displayed property names "human-readable" and translatable. But internal API names of the properties may also be very helpful for Styles Inspector users: e.g., those who write macros, and may want to see the names of properties in a sample data.

Styles Inspector should provide the API names either in a tooltip, or in a third column (less desirable IMO).
Comment 1 Heiko Tietze 2020-08-04 06:19:08 UTC
It's a quite technical information and I rather tend to disagree with this enhancement than adding another column. Tooltips don't hurt too much OTOH.
Comment 2 Mike Kaganski 2020-08-04 07:50:42 UTC
Yes, I also like tooltips better; see e.g. how they are implemented in Customize dialog (Menus tab, Available Commands box).

Additionally, the tooltips for SI could also include ODF element/attribute name (to further help people understand how API properties relate to open file format structure), like this two-lined tooltio for some entry like "Property Foo":

> API name: PropFoo
> ODF element: propBar (or ODF attribute: attrBaz)