AW: can grouping help me rezising objects?

Tiemo Hollmann TB toolbook at kestner.de
Thu Feb 10 01:55:39 CST 2011


Thank you Jan, that was a helpful hint!
Tiemo

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com [mailto:use-livecode-
> bounces at lists.runrev.com] Im Auftrag von Jan Schenkel
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 9. Februar 2011 21:16
> An: How to use LiveCode
> Betreff: Re: can grouping help me rezising objects?
> 
> --- On Wed, 2/9/11, Tiemo Hollmann TB <toolbook at kestner.de> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a bunch of objects grouped in several hierarchical
> > groups in a stack
> > which is resizable.
> >
> > Up to now I resize every single object by script just how I
> > need it. Up to
> > now I experienced, that I can't resize the objects of a
> > group by resizing
> > the group. Ok, it isn't that easy how all objects should
> > behave when a stack
> > or group.
> >
> > Now I just wanted to ask, if groups can help me in any kind
> > with resizing
> > all objects of a group in case I haven't noticed it yet and
> > do a lot of
> > unnecessary work, when extending my groups now.
> >
> > Thanks for your experience
> >
> > Tiemo
> >
> 
> Hi Tiemo,
> 
> Unless the 'lockLocation' of the group is set to true, it will 'snap back'
to
> encompass its contained controls - leaving room for the margins, which are
> oddly enough in the 'Text' panel of the group inspector.
> 
> While the lockLocation is true, you can still resize the group from
script,
> and do your magic in its 'resizeControl' handler. And since version 3.5
> resizing a group interactively with the pointer tool continuously sends
> 'resizeControl' messages, allowing us to shuffle and resize the contained
> controls to fit the new size.
> 
> Combined with behavior scripts, groups are a powerful method of
compositing
> custom controls that are very close to regular engine controls.
> 
> Jan Schenkel.
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