Week 5 : Adding Functionality to the UI

Published: 07/06/2020

The first phase of coding is over, and I am really happy that I passed :)) 4 weeks back, I wasn't sure of my capabilities, but every day now feels good; like I am going to accomplish a lot! Every week has been productive, but this week, I was able to accomplish lots of features, which really made my mentors happy :)) 

What did you do this week?

Since the UI Design had been done, I spent this week adding functionalities to the buttons, removing bugs. Not sure if it would make sense without the UI, but here is what I did last week : 

  • Multiple Files can now be added simultaneously
  • Multiple Files can be displayed simultaneously
  • Extra buttons like Remove and Remove All for clearing the list
  • Double clicking on any KML file in the listWidget opens up a custom dialog box UI.
  • Bug fixing is done.
  • Single button "Add KML File" for adding & loading multiple KML Files simultaneously
  • Enhancement --> duplicate files are not loaded again.
  • Reduced Size of ListWidget; will get further removed after removing extra part of UI (colours, linewidth layout)
  • check uncheck feature to load KML layer

What is coming up next?

I am mostly done with the part, but still 2 3 important features are left and they are tough to implement : 

  • Add functionality to KML Overlay checkbox ( Disabled at the moment in UI)
  • Add functionality for customize UI for individual KML Files
  • Add functionality to Merge KML Files button

If I am able to do this, it would be a strong boost to my work, as I would be done with the main aim of my project! 
If time permits, I'll start writing tests too.

Did you get stuck anywhere?

I was on such a roll, that I wanted to finish the whole feature last week. But there is a method plot_kml, which has confounded me. Sometimes I think I understand it, but it slips out. Its crucial to the remaining features, so I have to work it out!

See you next week :))