Making "Wells": Whose Control Is It Anyway?

Jerry Balzano gjbalzano at
Wed Feb 23 10:04:20 EST 2005

Rev Users -

I have to say I'm a little jealous ... a posting headed "OT: Help with 
motivation" gives rise to a thread of over 20 messages, and I can't 
even get a little nibble with an actual scripting question here [see 
below].  (Not meaning to annoy anyone, really, just asking you to put 
your programming hats on and give a relative novice some advice...) If 
I'm unclear in my description, of course I'd be happy to clarify.  

	- gjb

On Feb 22, 2005, at 11:25 AM, Jerry Balzano wrote:

> While I have the precious time and attention of those (many) who are 
> more expert in Rev than I:  I'm still struggling with what looks like 
> the inelegance of my solution to a kind of pseudo 
> dragging-and-dropping of these groups.
> Here's the situation: say the user is dragging a green group.  Other 
> grouped controls on the card have green "slots" (actually fields with 
> different text color) that need to signal that they will "accept the 
> drop" of the green group, which they do by hiliting their border 
> (actually turning off their threeD property temporarily).  Since I 
> have an object attached to my cursor (the green group I'm dragging), 
> no handlers in the other controls on the card will get triggered 
> (right?), so I seem to have no choice but to iterate over the 
> controls, and do a test inside the original green-group handler (or — 
> gasp — inside an "idle" handler) like
> 	if the mouseLoc is within the rect of control i
> 	then set the threeD of control i to false
> I foresee this "solution" scaling badly as the number of controls on 
> the card increases.  But I don't at the moment see a better one.  Is 
> there?
> Thanks again to listmembers for sharing your expertise with me,
> Jerry

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