use-revolution Digest, Vol 17, Issue 63

Dan Shafer revdan at
Mon Feb 21 11:43:13 EST 2005

Yeah, that's what I thought. That's the lasso tool, I think. It seems 
to be gone in Rev 2.5. But in any event it was meant for selecting 
graphics, not components.


On Feb 21, 2005, at 5:21 AM, Len Morgan wrote:

> The "rope" is just below the graphic tools on the pallette (Rectangle, 
> Circle, etc.).  Thought this was the tool for grouping a bunch of 
> things together.  Maybe you're right and it's just implicit when you 
> are in edit mode.
> Thanks,
> len
> Len....
> Can you tell me what 'dotted rope' tool you're referring to? The right 
> way to select a bunch of controls that aren't grouped, I think, is to 
> use the select tool and draw a rectangle around the outsides of the 
> controls.
> Unless I"m just dense, which is certainly possible.
> Dan
> On Feb 20, 2005, at 5:55 AM, Len Morgan wrote:
>>> I'm a (very) new user an I'm having a little trouble with the Studio 
>>> IDE.  I'm trying to layout a card with a few labels and the text 
>>> fields to collect information from the user.  I want to select a 
>>> group of labels and move them around a little and I've used the 
>>> dotted "rope" thingy before but I can't seem to make it work any 
>>> more.  I can't even get the "rope" to display as I try and draw it.  
>>> What are the exact steps I need to take to select a group of 
>>> controls to adjust their position together?
>>> Just to explain where my problem is, when I select the rope tool, 
>>> the Run and Edit buttons BOTH come up.  If I try and click on an 
>>> area to start my selection process, I only get the first control 
>>> that the mouse hits.  If I click on the Edit button on the pallete, 
>>> the rope tool gets unselected.  I know this is a real bonehead 
>>> mistake on my part (because I've done it before).
>>> Thanks,
>>> Len Morgan
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