Feature #14275

Add hinting to custom fields

Added by Brett Patterson about 8 years ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

Status:NewStart date:
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Category:Custom fields
Target version:5.0.0


I have developed a plugin called "redmine_custom_field_hints" which seems that it may lend itself to the core as a nice feature.

While there is the option to specify a default value for custom options, there is no way to provide a static "hint" which disappears when the user focuses the input and reappears if the input is empty when blurred.

This module only applies to issue custom fields; however, it can easily be expanded to all other custom field types. It will only work with "string", "text", and "date" input types.

This feature "push" was requested by cforce

Plugin Repository: https://github.com/bpat1434/redmine_custom_field_hints

14275.patch Magnifier (2.58 KB) Go MAEDA, 2021-05-13 17:27

placeholder.png (18.3 KB) Go MAEDA, 2021-05-13 17:31

0001-Use-a-variable-to-reference-a-CustomField-object.patch Magnifier (1.33 KB) Go MAEDA, 2021-05-30 07:25

0002-Show-a-custom-field-description-as-a-placeholder.patch Magnifier (2.55 KB) Go MAEDA, 2021-05-30 07:25

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #15699: Description for custom fields Closed


#1 Updated by Terence Mill about 8 years ago

+1 for core feature

#2 Updated by Terence Mill almost 8 years ago

Please take this feature into accoutn for next release, its a low hangig fruit and very usefull. Online helps/hints makes every system much more usable..

#3 Updated by Go MAEDA about 2 years ago

#4 Updated by Go MAEDA about 1 year ago

  • Category changed from UI to Custom fields

#5 Updated by Go MAEDA 3 months ago

The attached patch adds a feature very similar to the plugin. Instead of

to show the custom field's description as a placeholder. Instead of "Hint Text" column added by the plugin, it uses the custom field's description as a placeholder text.

#6 Updated by Go MAEDA 2 months ago

  • Target version set to Candidate for next major release

#8 Updated by Go MAEDA about 1 month ago

  • Target version changed from Candidate for next major release to 5.0.0

Setting the target version to 5.0.0.

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