Constellation: any way to get equivalent of the selectedObject?
jerry at daniels-mara.com
Thu Oct 20 12:39:12 CDT 2005
First of all, the feature "no-click" inspection is a feature of
Inspection Gadget which works with either Constellation OR the Rev
We USED TO select the object during no-click inspection--if the
pointer was chosen.
However: that became problematic because the user didn't explicitly
select the object and sometimes said user took subsequent actions to
do something to the selected object they hadn't intended--like delete
it with an accidental backspace or something!
SO...now we don't select the object during no-click inspection, but
there are three clear indications as to the identity of the current
object you're working IF you're using Constellation:
1. The TITLE of Constellation's window has the full name of the
object you're editing.
2. The TAB that is dedicated to that object has the name of the object
3. The PREVIEW (or copy) of the object is shown
We figured after all that, it wasn't necessary to select the object
during no-click inspection and risk the user forgetting that the
object WAS selected.
Hope that helps.
Scripts and properties in a tabbed editor!
On Oct 18, 2005, at 4:30 PM, David Bovill wrote:
> Like the fact you can work with objects without actually selecting
> themn.... but how can you determine which object is "selected" from
> constellation from a script? In a bit of a consternation over this?
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