Constellation: any way to get equivalent of the selectedObject?
jerry at daniels-mara.com
Mon Oct 24 22:54:05 CDT 2005
I am having trouble with the concept of selecting something without
the user touching it. We could, of course, make a preference for this
P.S. I hope you get treatment for that virus, too.
On Oct 20, 2005, at 2:42 PM, David Bovill wrote:
> On 20 Oct 2005, at 19:39, Jerry Daniels wrote:
>> We USED TO select the object during no-click inspection--if the
>> pointer was chosen.
> Recent version changed this right - kindo of liked it myself - now
> I'm still stuck as i cant....
>> 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
>> 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.
> Not really - you see I have an object selector / browser like yours
> just not as pretty :) I use it to "indicate an object" and then I
> can create other tools which manipulate the object in some way.
> So for a clear example (thinking of writing a viral marketing
> program for you):
> 1) I create a stack with one button and one field
> 2) I "select" the "field in my new stack" in constellation
> property or even script editor - the tab is open
> 3) I write a script which references the selected object -
> ideally with a line like:
> on mouseUp
> put the selected_ ConstellationObject into someObject
> set the script of someObject to "Jerry Daniels is cool!"
> end mouseUp
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