grouping objects by script problem
m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Tue Oct 23 05:41:38 EDT 2007
Commands like "select" and "group" can't interprete a string variable
as a reference. They need to be followed by a true reference to
objects. The solution is to use the "do" command:
repeat with x = 1 to 4
create graphic ("New Object" && x)
put "graphic" && quote & x & quote & return after grouplist
replace return with " and " in grouplist
delete last word of grouplist
do "group" && grouplist
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Op 23-okt-2007, om 11:09 heeft ron barber het volgende geschreven:
> I have been trying to group a set of controls and graphic objects
> after creating them via script but can't seem to find out what I'm
> doing wrong.
> Here's the relevant part of the script:
> --do some other stuff here--
> create graphic tname
> put "graphic"&"e&tname"e & return after grouplist
> end repeat
> replace return with " and " in grouplist
> delete last word of grouplist
> select grouplist
> the error I get is a problem with the "object expression" at the
> select statement
> grouplist looks like this:
> graphic "g1" and graphic "g2" and graphic "g3" and graphic "g4"
> when I manually enter the above text after the select or group command
> it works - but it doesn't seem to like the variable?
> how do I group a bunch of controls etc on a stack that is created
> on the fly?
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