Fw: Re: groups and background
dsc at swcp.com
Sat Dec 28 16:29:01 EST 2002
On Saturday, December 28, 2002, at 01:59 PM, Ken Ray wrote:
> This is probably why Rev's menu item is "Place Group". Note though that
> a group is created, its backgroundBehavior property is FALSE. As soon
> as you
> place it on another card via "Place Group", however, Rev automatically
> the backgroundBehavior property of the group to TRUE.
This is the case for placing from the message box, too, not just the
> The combination of these two methods are probably where Richard and I
> perhaps others) assumed that you *needed to have* the backgroundBehavior
> property turned on in order to share content.
I assumed that. I was sure I read it. I first started back in March
and came with no preconceptions, but somehow I got the idea.
> It does seem odd, though, that buttons can share their hilite through a
> property, fields can share their text through a property, but groups
> their contents through being "placed" - no property to set here, it
Yikes. More assuming. I had assumed all that sharing had something to
do with "shared groups" and put off considering what it was until later.
> Of course the docs state that the backgroundBehavior property has
> nothing to
> do with content sharing, but is specifically to put such a group in the
> message-passing hierarchy "behind" cards, and to have it automatically
> placed on new cards as they're created.
Oh, good. If I could read...
> But I think the confusion is over the content-sharing aspects of a
> and not the message hierarchy issues.
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