Harry Potter's magic button - a solution to another tricky group bug
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Sat Aug 7 07:33:15 CDT 2010
Wilhelm Sanke wrote:
> Thanks for this really valuable information.
> "set the boundingrect of group x to the rect of group x" solves the
> complete list of problems, the "setting" and "keeping" bugs are no
> longer interfering and all side effects have gone away - like with the
> magic button, but with even less effort.
Yeah, the boundingRect property been a godsend on some projects, and I
was quite pleased when Raney added it. Makes short work of things that
can get quite complicated without it.
As much as I enjoy using Rev, there are a few things I miss from when
when I was using SuperCard daily; this was one of them.
> They must be a great amount of similarities between what the
> boundingrect and the magic button achieve, and if the Rev engineers
> will still try to fix the "set the loc" bug they should also look how
> the boundingrect is coded in the engine.
I think I missed that bug - what's the RQCC#?
> The Revolution docs/dictionary should be updated to reflect the
> dependency of "set the loc" in groups on the "boundingrect" property.
Good idea - I've just added this note to the Dictionary entry for the
If you encounter difficulties setting the loc of objects
within a group, see the boundingRect group property in
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