Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#2982 new enhancement

Macro like recording - export QGIS actions as Python code

Reported by: nathanw Owned by: borysiasty
Priority: minor: annoyance Milestone: Version 2.0.0
Component: Python plugins and bindings Version:
Keywords: python, macro Cc:
Must Fix for Release: No Platform: All
Platform Version: Awaiting user input: no


The general idea is that QGIS would send the the Python code for each action (or just the more common ones) that it preforms. Code could be sent to file or console so that people could copy and paste it into a script and run it later. Of course you wouldn't do this all the time only when a certain trigger is set in the Python console or a config screen.

For example, say the user opens a table from a PostGIS database and sets its style to fill solid red. QGIS would output the needed Python code to open the table, add it to the map canvas and change its color.

MapInfo? does this with MapBasic? and I know it was handy for me to learn how to use the MapBasic? APIs when I first started by just watching what it generated.

I'm not sure how hard this would be or even if anyone else thinks it's worth having but could be handy for people to learn the QGIS python API and help with writing scripts.

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comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by nathanw

Priority: critical: causes crash or data corruptionminor: annoyance
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