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pilight config editor
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@ktams

I have tried your config editor (good iniatitive by the way) and here is some feedback.

Loading an existing config fails if the base name of the config file is not just "config". It would be nice if config files with other names could be loaded and saved too. That will make it easier to maintain multiple config versions.

I can edit the name of an existing device, but the "new" button is inactive (gray), so I cannot create new devices.

The "delete" button looks active, but when I click on it, the selected device is not deleted from the devices window.

GUI elements that exist in the loaded config file are not visible in the GUI elements window. Clicking on the >> button has no effect. No new GUI elements can be created either.

Rules that exist in the loaded config are not visible in the Rules editor window, so cannot be edited.

And then the rules editor itself which I think is by far the most complex and most important part of the tool.

I think the option buttons (like ".state" and ".dimlevel") could better be replaced by cotext sensitive drop down boxes containing only the options relevant for the selected device. Otherwise you will end up with way too many buttons and have a big risk of selecting an option that is invalid for the given device.

Buttons for operators (if not replaced by drop down boxes) should be made context sensitive too (dependent on the selected action), to prevent using operators that are invalid for a given action.

Buttons for actions ("switch", "dim" and so on) are missing.

My comments may seem negative, but that is certainly not my intention. As I said this is a good initiative and I know it is quite a job to create such an editor. I hope these comments are helpful for you.
 
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pilight config editor - by ktams - 11-27-2015, 07:33 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 12-02-2015, 07:58 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by curlymo - 12-02-2015, 10:18 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 12-03-2015, 11:59 AM
RE: pilight config editor - by Niek - 12-03-2015, 03:08 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 12-03-2015, 06:04 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by Niek - 12-04-2015, 12:19 AM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 12-05-2015, 07:33 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 12-07-2015, 03:52 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by Niek - 12-07-2015, 05:34 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 12-11-2015, 04:18 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by Niek - 12-12-2015, 05:10 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 12-12-2015, 05:59 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by SeLi - 01-06-2016, 11:44 AM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 01-06-2016, 01:32 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by SeLi - 01-06-2016, 01:48 PM
RE: pilight config editor - by ktams - 01-06-2016, 02:42 PM

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