There are three users of fwbuilder in this team. Predictably, we have three different opinions.
[a] One of us would like to retain the "Apply" process to ensure that he concentrates on each step of the process.
[b] One would support Vadim's first proposal, used alongside "auto-save" and the existing "Commit" RCS integration.
[c] The third would like undo to use the modal implementation, as it stops screen clutter. To explain: if you do an "Object | Find Object" followed by an "Edit Object" both result panels use space below the rules window. Users can't move these panels and it makes the screen much more confusing especially for new users. The "Apply" button (if you don't have auto-save on switch dialogs on) does simply the process of building rules by providing a logical approach.
In summary, 1 vote for Vadim's "Immediate Apply" proposal, 2 votes for "Modal Dialog" implementation.
Regards - Steve.
Stephen H F Ralph
Principal Computer Officer | Integration Team | ICT Services | Transform Sandwell
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