Add Data dialog box upgrade

Idea created by duri on Dec 7, 2010
    Reviewed
    Score250

    Ideas to improve ascetic Add Data dialog box, to enrich it with more controls and functionality:


    Better information support
    • Add Geographic, Table and Metadata Preview tabs
    • Add more columns in Details view for better information support (currently only Name and Type) like Created/Modified Date, Size, Cartographic projection, Lock, Author… (even for GDB Feature Classes)
    • Auto refresh (at least reload button). When the contents of currently opened folder have changed during add data operation, Add Data dialog box doesn’t reflect it at all.


    Improvements

    • Possibility to add selected layers as a Group layer or a Basemap Layer
    • Add folder to map document at once with all layers as a Group/Basemap layer or as separated layers
    • Add forward and back button with browsing history
    • Missing hierarchical tree side window
    • Missing favorite/most/last used locations menu
    • Missing menu with all utilized directories by current map document
    • Resizable Add Data dialog box
    • Select All files with CTRL+A, F2 for file rename
    • Context menu to show layer properties
    • More data type filters in “Show of type”: SHP, GDB, raster type…
    • Add Data should have in its keyboard shortcut by default
    • After data addition support – optional dialog to show possible operations with imported data. Rasters: georeferencing, build pyramids…, CAD: georeferencing, layers, symbology…