Bug #49243 Display problems when viewing table details in MySQL Model
Submitted: 1 Dec 2009 0:40 Modified: 14 Apr 2010 0:46
Reporter: Kolbe Kegel Email Updates:
Status: Won't fix Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Workbench: Modeling Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.2.8 Beta OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[1 Dec 2009 0:40] Kolbe Kegel
Text is truncated/obscured and interface elements collide when viewing Table details in MySQL Model view.

How to repeat:
Double-click table in MySQL Model view to open Table details when window is sufficiently narrow.

Suggested fix:
This can be solved by making the window wider, but the default width looks very bad and WB should be able to re-flow and re-arrange interface elements when the window is made more narrow.
[1 Dec 2009 0:40] Kolbe Kegel
problem display region

Attachment: wb_display.png (image/png, text), 116.72 KiB.

[14 Apr 2010 0:46] Alfredo Kojima
This is a GTK bug, enabling auto-wrapping causes the width of the label to be too narrow shifting the problem to making the label too tall. There's no easy solution for this, esp when viewed under a cost/benefit light. Therefore I mark this as Won't Fix, as the problem can be easily workarounded and it causes no disruption to the workflow.
[14 Apr 2010 5:28] Kolbe Kegel
Beyond the display problem, the simple fact here is that the label text for the Table items is too long. Why not shorten these labels and provide more info in a pop "(view more)" or a tooltip? Willfully leaving the display in a garbled state and making people resize the window from the default just to see some information that's not really crucial seems very odd to me. Making the Comment field more narrow fixes that problem. Surely at least that step can be taken?