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Limit to number of variables?

Can anyone tell me whether there is any limit to the number of variables that can be used? Is it in de 100s? 1000s?

Thanks in advance,

Ronald Vogelaar
http://www.life4all.net

rognvaldr
Saturday, July 31, 2004

Let me just complement my question with a feature request to FC: get rid of the silly undersized variables window, and change it for one that is more user-friendly. At the very least, let me resize that window.

Ronald Vogelaar
http://www.life4all.net

rognvaldr
Saturday, July 31, 2004

The variable window is an issue. Once you start doing sophisticated things with CityDesk, you start creating larg numbers of variables. My wishlist (possibly idiosyncratic) would also include:

  - the ability to filter to frequently-used, recently-used or favorite variables

  - the ability to add a comment on the intended use of a variable

David Walker
Saturday, July 31, 2004

Add the ability to work with other parts of CityDesk while you are working on variables.

tk
Sunday, August 01, 2004

And the ability to add and manage variable folders.

Patrick Thomas
Sunday, August 01, 2004

This add-another-feature thing is a virus - especially when some other bastard (Joel, Michael, Dimitry) will have to write the code. But now that I've been sucked in ...

I agree heartily with tk's request to overthrow the Hegemony of the Evil Variable Window.

But what I'd really like is a three-pane layout across the screen - article tree in a narrower left pane, articles/templates/edited variables tabbed in the wide middle pane, and the list of variables displayed in the narrower right-hand pane.

My ideal would follow Nick Bradbury's design of TopStyle - which would mean letting the users put the panes wherever they wanted. To me, Bradbury's interfaces have always made more sense than anyone else's.

See http://www.bradsoft.com/topstyle/screenshots/screen.asp?img=4

David Walker
Monday, August 02, 2004

Hear! Hear!

...especially that 'can't do anything else while doing variables'-thing is, ummm, "not handy".

Ronald Vogelaar
http://www.life4all.net

rognvaldr
Monday, August 02, 2004

I want a better variable window too.  But here's what I do (and shouldn't have to do) as a work around:  I 1) create a config or variables folder,  2) create one article per variable, using none as the template,  in the folder, and 3) Create only a variable name that includes its article.

This way I have to use the awful variable editor interface as little as possilbe and I can edit the variables in the full screen and resizable article editor in both Normal and HTML modes.

Aside to Joel: People have complained about this since version 1.0--you are a "usability expert"--what gives?

David Burch
Wednesday, August 04, 2004

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