...which really isn;t necessary, as you can do the exact same thing by selecting the layer in the XML editor.  Sorry to waste everyone's time...

-Rob A>

On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 10:58 AM, Rob Antonishen <rob.antonishen@gmail.com> wrote:
I had cobbled together a pair of extensions that turn groups into layers and the current layer into a group (attached).  This will let you test out the practicality of defining a style on a layer..

-Rob A.

On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 1:51 PM, Michael Grosberg <grosberg.michael@gmail.com> wrote:
Johan Engelen <jbc.engelen@...> writes:

> I also think it would be very useful.
> Do you have a proposal for a UI?

So I've been thinking about this for a day.

At first my idea was to do something like Photoshop's Layer Style UI:
that would be a new dialog that would look like the stroke\fill dialog
but perhaps with more tabs for selecting filters. It could be a way to
create an interface that is familiar to users of Photoshop, i.e. professional
graphic artists.

But I think there's a much simpler solution. if you could select the layer
itself you could just edit it like any other object. You could select it in the
layers dialog, using a key binding - I suggest Ctrl + click.

There will be a need to indicate a layer has a style, with another icon in the
layers dialog.

The real problem I see is how to get the user to select "unset" for their shapes
 - otherwise the layer style won't apply.

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