Nested Group Frustrations

Bob Sneidar bobs at
Fri Dec 30 14:24:02 EST 2011

I do not think you need to ungroup, even nested groups. Click the fist group, select Edit Group, click the second group click Edit Group, select the third group, select Edit Group etc. Clicking Edit Group anywhere along the way when a group is not selected will untoggle Edit Group for ALL groups at ALL levels. 


On Dec 30, 2011, at 11:00 AM, Pete wrote:

> I've just gone though a frustrating hour or so trying to deal with editing
> the contents of a group nested three layers deep in other groups,
> culminating in the loss of the outer group and all its component groups.
> Thank goodness for backups!
> Maybe I'm not aware of all the IDE capabilities for editing groups in terms
> of adding more controls to them.  For a top level group, it's simple.  Just
> select the group, ungroup, shift-click the new controls, and group.  Trying
> to do the same for a nested group seems to be pretty much impossible
> without ungrouping the whole group hierarchy.
> What I ended up doing is create a new substack, select the nested group in
> the application browser, copy it, then paste it into the new substack.  I
> do all the editing I need to do in the substack then paste the group back
> into the original stack.  I've also used RevNavigator to drag and drop
> controls into an existing group - that works pretty nicely but I've had
> some issues with RevNavigator, mainly that the control list sometimes isn't
> populated for some reason.
> I'm curious to know if I'm missing something obvious and if not, how other
> folks deal with editing the contents of nested groups.
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Pete
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