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FS#691 - Image preview for "Insert Bitmap" ...

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by Husky (Husky) - Tuesday, 25 September 2012, 22:53 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 10:07 GMT+2
Task Type Feature Request
Category QCAD (main)
Status Closed
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System Windows (All)
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.0.0
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


If I like to import a Bitmap in my drawing I have no possibility to choose a file by a thumbnail bitmap preview. In many cases it is really helpful and I assume it is a sort of standard .... ;-)

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Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 10:07 GMT+2
Reason for closing:  Won't implement
Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 10:07 GMT+2

Icon previews are created by the operating system's file dialog, not QCAD.

Comment by Husky (Husky) - Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 20:52 GMT+2

Interesting - ALL other application on my OS are working flawless with an icon preview. Only QCAD doesn't even offer an Icon preview - only List or a Detail view. And that is based to my OS?

Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 20:58 GMT+2

Yes, unless the preference Edit > Application Preferences > File > Load/Save > Use system file dialog is unchecked, the system's file dialog should be used. Perhaps you can post a screen shot of your file dialog here if you think this is not correct.

Comment by Husky (Husky) - Thursday, 31 March 2016, 09:35 GMT+2

"Use system file dialog" checked or unchecked doesn't matter on my XP System. I never noticed any changes after playing around with this setting.

Dialog in QCAD:
Setting in QCAD:

Common Dialog in all other applications

Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Thursday, 31 March 2016, 10:10 GMT+2

OK, thanks. This seems to be the normal behaviour for Qt 4.x which is still being used for QCAD 32bit for Windows.

Updating the 32bit package to Qt 5 (like the 64bit package) is currently not an option as it would likely mean to drop support for Windows XP altogether: https://wiki.qt.io/Qt-5.6.0-tools-and-versions

Comment by Husky (Husky) - Thursday, 31 March 2016, 23:21 GMT+2

Thanks for explanation ;-)