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    Default Balloon Notification for Unresolved Reference Files

    Summary: An optional balloon notification for unresolved XREF's

    Description: If a drawing is opened which has an unresolved xref, I would like to see a balloon notification pop-up.

    How Used: Sometimes a missing xref isn't immediately apparent. This would give users a way to catch a potential problem before it is a problem.

    Feature Affinity: XREF

    Submitted By: Chris Lindner on November 19, 2007

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    Default Re: Balloon Notification for Unresolved Reference Files

    Missing xrefs are currently noted on the command line when you open a drawing.
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    Default Re: Balloon Notification for Unresolved Reference Files

    Unfortuneately, when you have 20 drawings referenced and only five lines of text in the command window that goes by pretty fast. Even when trying to review the XREF loads in the expanded text window its easy to miss those that are unreferenced or missing.

    As long as this pop-up is controlled through a registry-contained system variable and *not* a drawing based one, I think its a good idea.
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    Default Re: Balloon Notification for Unresolved Reference Files

    So what are you picturing, a separate balloon for each unresolved xref, or a large single balloon to hold all of them, or a single small balloon with a vertical scroll?

    I'm just trying to picture how this might work...
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    Default Re: Balloon Notification for Unresolved Reference Files

    Quote Originally Posted by rkmcswain View Post
    So what are you picturing, a separate balloon for each unresolved xref, or a large single balloon to hold all of them, or a single small balloon with a vertical scroll?

    I'm just trying to picture how this might work...
    I'd have thought that the scroll idea would be the most sensible and the easiest to program.
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