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Status Delivered
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 26, 2014

Add a single-click method to open a ‘hovering' Properties view for an operation from inside a class operations tab

In order to look at the details of a class operation, you can navigate via the project explorer to do so. However some people will prefer looking at a class in the Properties view instead of using the project explorer. The issue is that when you do, looking at the details of operations is non-trivial.
- From the Operations tab, right-click on the operation and ?Select in Project Explorer?.
- This changes the focus of the Properties view to the operation.
- Use the Properties view to study the operation.
- In order to move back to the Class, it must now be selected again in the Project Explorer.

The requested alternative is:
- From the Operations tab, right-click on the operation and ?Properties?. Double-clicking on the signature should have the same effect.
- Now a hovering Properties View is opened for the operation (that defaults to the Parameters tab).
- The Code View shows the operation code.
- Use the hovering Properties view to study the operation.
- Close the hovering Properties view
- Study another operation

The hovering Properties view is actually the same as shown when you right-click on the operation in the Project Explorer and select "Properties".

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 59752
RFE Product Rational Software Architect Real Time Edition
  • Admin
    Osman Burucu
    Feb 27, 2024

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  • Guest
    Sep 7, 2016

    This is a nice usability suggestion that we should consider implementing.
    Until we do that, you can use the "Navigation History Go Back" button in the Project Explorer toolbar for quickly going back to the class after you have investigated properties for one of its operations. That is
    1) With the class selected in the Project Explorer, go to the Operations tab in Properties view. Right-click an operation and do "Select in Project Explorer".
    2) The Properties view now shows properties of the operation instead. Use it's various tabs to look at the interesting properties.
    3) Click once on the "Navigation History Go Back" button in the Project Explorer toolbar. You are now taken back to the Operations tab of the class, and can select another operation and repeat the procedure.

  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Software Architect Real Time Edition

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Design & development
    Product - Software Architect Real Time Edition