Re: [idvusers] [Idvsteering] identifying data sources on displays

Don,

This is a great discovery for me -- I added "%datasourcname% to the
"Extra Legend Labels" for each display and it gives me exactly what I
wanted -- the ability to determine which datasource each display is
associated with.   In fact, I like it so much I would like to make
this the default behavior for new displays I create in IDV.   Is there
something I could add to my DefaultIdv folder to make this happen?

Thanks,
Rich


On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 1:52 PM, Don Murray <dmurray@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Rich-
>
>
>  Rich Signell wrote:
>  > IDV  folk,
>  >
>  > In my application, I have two models that I'm trying to compare, and I
>  > do a vertical section across each one, creating two displays:
>  >
>  > http://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov/models/share/idv_screenshot.png
>  >
>  > But which vertical section belongs to which Data Source?
>
>  > If there was a way to add the Data Source label to the display, I
>  > think that would do it.
>
>  Bring up the Properties for the Cross Section control through the
>  Edit->Properties control menu.
>
>  You can add it the data source name to the Display Label through
>  the macro %datasourcename%.  Position your cursor at the point
>  in the label where you want that and from the Add Macro button menu,
>  select Data Source Name.  You can also use that button menu to
>  save that label format for all displays of that type or all
>  displays with data.
>
>
>  > Or perhaps even better, have the ability to add a "title" to each
>  > display, and have that default to the Data Source label, but be able
>  > to be modified by the user.
>  >
>  > Or is there already a solution I overlooked?
>
>  See above.
>
>  Don
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