Continuing the discussion from
Organizing Component Data in Component Libraries:
It would be a good feature request for the definition’s description to appear (as READONLY) in the EntityInfo inspector, when a component instance (and maybe a group,) is selected.
Why? Because, selecting a component definition interrupts the current tool, and activates the component placement tool with the selected component attached to the cursor. This can be annoying if the user is only in “inspection mode” and not really wanting to place more components. (Get used to hitting the ESC key alot, to throw away the component, and return to the SelectionTool.)
In the EntityInfo inspector, if the two shadow checkboxes were moved down to the left under the other two (Hidden & Locked,) there’d be a nice place for the description display.
Groups are a bit special in that their definitions are hidden in the UI, but programmers can change their definition’s names and descriptions via code. (The group instance’s description methods are proxies to it’s definition’s description.)
As stated in the other thread, in order to see a component’s description, it’s definition must be selected, in the “In Model” definition list, in the Components Manager, for the “name” and “description” fields to be populated.
But they are edit fields, not just informational display.
+1 (and a few more characters)