Too many groups!!!

Chipp Walters chipp at altuit.com
Sat Aug 27 00:16:37 EDT 2011


Hi Bob,

You might want to checkout my Group Manager to help place and remove specific groups on specific  cards:

http://blog.chipp.com/update-to-group-manager-plugin-for-livecode/

Chipp Walters
CEO, Shafer Walters Group, Inc

On Aug 26, 2011, at 5:25 PM, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:

> Hi all. 
> 
> I vaguely remember this being discussed before, but it was a long time ago. 
> 
> I make a lot of use of groups. Datagrids are of course groups in their own right. All my data entry objects are actually a label grouped with a normal field.  It makes it easier for me to drag stuff around on a form. But I also use groups as common backgrounds on my forms so that I do not have to copy paste, recode each object or set behaviors, blah blah you get the picture. 
> 
> The problem now is that I want to place two groups on a particular card, but when I go to Place Group, I find that every group ever created in my stack on all my forms shows up there. I don't want that! I just want the groups that will act as backgrounds to show up there. 
> 
> So now is there a property to set to control which groups are considered "backgrounds" and which are just simple groupings of objects? I know about the backgroundBehavior property, but this only affects whether or not new cards will have the background automatically placed, not whether it shows up in the Place Group menu. 
> 
> If there is not, then this will make a good Feature Request. One more custom property maybe called backgroundObject or something would do the trick! I did notice a very interesting thing: Datagrids are not showing up in the Place Group menu! So there IS a way to do this??
> 
> Bob
> 
> 
> 
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