Uploaded image for project: 'SwitchYard'
  1. SwitchYard
  2. SWITCHYARD-1797

connector lines drag and drop interaction

    XMLWordPrintable

    Details

    • Type: Feature Request
    • Status: Closed (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Done
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 1.1
    • Component/s: tooling
    • Labels:
      None

      Description

      Description of problem:
      The current interaction of selecting the connector arrow in the pop-up menu and then dragging that arrow to the item you want to connect to might not always be the most intuitive method for users.

      Suggested solution:
      In addition to current behavior, we should also allow users to just click and hold on the service/reference and then start dragging to where they want to drop.

      Additionally:
      Description of problem:
      The connector lines between services and references might end in 'dead space' on the canvas, not completely connecting the objects. This seemed to lead to confusion at first for users who were not convinced that they correctly connected these objects.

      Suggested resolution:
      Run the connector lines underneath the object to the mid-point of that object so that the connectors always touch the edges of the items they are connecting.

      And, found while testing:
      Reconnect feature needs to be disabled or reimplemented for SY. Currently, the user can move a connection indicating a reference promotion to any other figure with an anchor, which is not correct.

        Gliffy Diagrams

          Attachments

            Activity

              People

              • Assignee:
                rcernich Rob Cernich
                Reporter:
                rcernich Rob Cernich
              • Votes:
                0 Vote for this issue
                Watchers:
                3 Start watching this issue

                Dates

                • Created:
                  Updated:
                  Resolved: