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Closed Feature request MC-1038

[PowerLanguage Editor] Show contents of .pla file before importing

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Description

Currently if the user wants to import a PowerLanguage file that contains functions, signals, or indicators that are the same as already existing files, these old files needs to be overwritten if the user want to import the new files.

This is very user unfriendly, very annoying, and honestly, also quite unprofessional (hence the 'critical' status). Since by not being able to see the code BEFORE importing it, we'll just have to trust that the new code (that overwrites the old one) is correct. Since we can't see what we're actually importing (aside from the name of the PowerLanguage file), we just have to belief that it will be a good idea to override existing files. Worse yet, there's no undo option, after overriding the existing files.

So, I'd like to suggest a feature that shows us the contents of .pla file before importing it. That way we can actually see what we're importing and will be able to copy-paste the code to another file so nothing needs to be overwritten.

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Comments (3)
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user-offline.png  LRP (LRP)
Sep 11, 2012 - 05:10

Very usefull idea!

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user-offline.png  Smokless (Smokless)
Feb 09, 2014 - 09:00

another idea always have 'Date'  field to select pla file ;)

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user-offline.png  Guest (Guest)
Nov 05, 2014 - 13:36

This needs to be implemented!

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    Usability
  • Targeted for
    MultiCharts 10.0 (RELEASED)
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