Feature request #3257

Enhancement: don't show label unless the feature is visible

Added by Alister Hood over 6 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

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Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
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Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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Labels are currently shown for features that are hidden behind other features.

e.g. see the screenshot at [https://trac.osgeo.org/qgis/ticket/3253], where a white polygon has been used specifically to mask other layers.

It would be good if the labelling engine could detect that a feature is invisible, and not label it. Maybe this should be optional.

I guess this might be very difficult to achieve... and if a good solution was implemented for #3253 I think the benefits of this labeling enhancement would be minimal. But I figure it is worth recording the idea anyway.


Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 4 years ago

  • Category changed from Symbology to Labelling
  • Assigned to deleted (nobody -)
  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No

Updated by Pirmin Kalberer over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

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