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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0002826ScribusScripterpublic2014-09-19 05:18
Reportermichael_krauth Assigned Tochristoph_s  
Status closedResolutionno change required 
PlatformallOSallOS Versionall
Product Version1.3 
Summary0002826: missing selectAll in Scripter API
Descriptioni found deselectAll() to deselect all objects, but i didn't find a selectAll() to select all objects.

I think, it would be a good thing to implement such a function.
TagsNo tags attached.


related to 0002777 closedcbradney Better Selection of Items for Copying 
related to 0000306 closed Copying pages 
child of 0003813 acknowledged Metabug: Scripter 



2005-11-15 20:55

manager   ~0007445

do you think all in document or all in page?


2005-11-15 20:57

administrator   ~0007446

Please wait with this until I have the new selection code written, plus we have a RFE for 4 options: on canvas, on page, and then current layer or all layers.


2014-09-12 19:15

updater   ~0033653

Last edited: 2014-09-12 19:17

See 0000306:0033569
tl;dr there is a proposal to not implement this


2014-09-17 20:19

manager   ~0033727

indeed, i think that there is no need for a select all command in the scripter.

the deselectAll is probably only there to make sure that there is no selection (normally, after you have stored somewhere the list of selected items, which you will restore at the end of the script).
it is not the "anti-action" of selectAll.

if you want all the items, just go through all the elements in the page or the document. there are already commands for getting them.

i don't see a need for selecting them and then go through the selection...


2014-09-18 12:20

updater   ~0033733

Looks like the feedback is leaning toward a 'No'
There are other ways to achieve this effect. We will provide examples for the community so no further feature requests should be filed.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2005-11-14 23:57 michael_krauth New Issue
2005-11-15 20:55 subik Note Added: 0007445
2005-11-15 20:57 cbradney Note Added: 0007446
2005-11-15 21:02 cbradney Relationship added related to 0002777
2006-04-14 18:59 mhanski OS linux => all
2006-04-14 18:59 mhanski OS Version 3.1 => all
2006-04-14 18:59 mhanski Platform debian linux => all
2006-04-14 18:59 mhanski Product Version 1.3.1cvs => 1.3
2006-05-04 23:02 mhanski Status new => feedback
2006-05-13 21:00 christoph_s Relationship added child of 0003813
2014-09-12 19:15 Kunda Relationship added related to 0000306
2014-09-12 19:15 Kunda Note Added: 0033653
2014-09-12 19:17 Kunda Note Edited: 0033653
2014-09-17 20:19 ale Note Added: 0033727
2014-09-17 21:56 JLuc Description Updated
2014-09-18 12:20 Kunda Note Added: 0033733
2014-09-18 12:20 Kunda Status feedback => resolved
2014-09-18 12:20 Kunda Resolution open => won't fix
2014-09-18 12:20 Kunda Assigned To => Kunda
2014-09-18 12:22 Kunda Assigned To Kunda =>
2014-09-19 05:18 christoph_s Resolution won't fix => no change required
2014-09-19 05:18 christoph_s Status resolved => closed
2014-09-19 05:18 christoph_s Assigned To => christoph_s