MetaCard IDE and groups
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Feb 5 03:12:56 CST 2012
On 02/05/2012 08:50 AM, Vokey, John wrote:
> I have a baffling condition. Over the many years I have used MetaCard in my lab (and, yes, I still use that IDE), the one reliable object was the group. Group a bunch of objects and you can cut and paste and reuse them as a group everywhere. The key feature with a group is that it acts like one: unless you explicitly open it, it functions as a simple object. Apparently, no longer. I paste a group and then go to, say, move it: no dice. I can't move it as a group, and all (and only) of the sub-elements are selectable. Indeed, it doesn't behave as a group at all, even though the Control Browser still claims it is. So, go back to the original stacks containing the groups. Same thing: they don't function as groups, even though the control browser still claims they are.
> OK, deep breath, so: create a new stack, group a button and a field. Same thing: the individual objects are still individually selectable even when grouped. When did this happen? And please, this behaviour seriously ruins my routine: indeed, it renders most of my lab work impossible.
> Metacard IDE version: 4.1
> Engine version: 5.0.1
> Build number: 1466
> Which is the latest I get using metacard_setup and the latest LiveCard IDE (5.0.2).
Why not just revert to an earlier engine?
> Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
> -Dr. John R. Vokey
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