Visual Effect command

Scott Rossi scott at
Mon Jun 27 16:00:00 EDT 2011

One way to restrict a visual effect to a portion of the screen is to use the
effect with hide/show:

 show grp 1 with visual push down
 hide grp 1 with visual push up

However, this will not work with overlapping objects.  You would have to
make sure the affected object can be displayed independently of objects
around it.  Otherwise, you'll have to physically move the object (see the
move command).


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX Design

Recently, Pete wrote:

> I would like to have a modal stack come into view by "sliding down" from
> behind a control on the calling form.  I found the visual effects command
> but when I use that (with scroll down), all of the existing window scrolls
> down, not just the modal window.  Seems to work the same for other types of
> visual effect.  Any ideas on how to make that work?  I'd also like to make
> the modal window slide back up behind the control when I close it, but one
> step at a time!

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