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Issues with dates—adding events

jspurvis
Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:47:24 GMT

Hello! I’m working on iOS with a fantasy calendar I created on my Mac. It is possible I’m missing features that are already there, but two things jump out at me when I add an event. 1) The entry window covers the date column on the grid timeline, so if I was planning to refer to previous events to select the correct date, I have to leave the entry window and come back. Maybe not a big deal with the calendar I’ve known my whole life, but with a fantasy-world calendar it really throws me. 2) The year defaults to the first year of the modern era every time I make a new entry. I know keyboard date entry has been requested, but if it’s been implemented I can’t get it to work. I’m left to scroll through endless screens of years just to get to year 521. I think keyboard entry is a must, but it would also be great for the year to have a quicker way of scrolling—the month/day screen format is super unwieldy. Thanks!

jspurvis
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 20:39:12 GMT

Any thoughts on this one?

Matthew Tobin
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 21:15:42 GMT

Hi, Sorry I missed this one earlier. 1) We thought about this one at the time. The only real alternative would be to push the view across when the inspector opens, and we thought that amount of movement would be distracting and disorienting. It also just means something else is pushed off-screen - i.e. all the entity columns. 2) Yes, the default date should be reviewed in Relationship View. In Timeline View, it uses the date at the center of the current scroll position. In Relationship View there isn't necessarily such an easy selection to follow. Should we use the same date as the event at the top of the current scroll? The same date as the bottom? The same date that was used when adding the last event? Open to suggestions. Finally, the year value should be editable with with a press and hold gesture on the year text: See Calendar Picker here: http://aeontimeline.helpscoutdocs.com/article/33-gestures-and-interactions