Ungroup a nested group

Geoff Canyon gcanyon at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 13:38:31 EDT 2013


yep, that's what I did in navigator way back when: set
relayergroupedcontrols to true, make the changes by assigning layers (which
can be tricky) and you're set. If you're deleting, I'm not sure you even
need to do that. Delete group "<whatever>" should work regardless of how
many groups "<whatever>" is nested in.

gc


On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 11:21 AM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:

> Hi Geoff,
> In my lcSTackBrowser utility  I want to provide the ability to delete a
> nested group.  Someone just sent me a solution using relayergroupedcontrols
> which feels much safer than the method I mentioned.
> Pete
> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 7:53 AM, Geoff Canyon <gcanyon at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > What are you trying to accomplish? I've always used layers to move things
> > into and out of groups.
> >
> > gc
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 5:47 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
> >
> > > What seems to work in a script is to start editing each owning group
> > until
> > > you reach the one containing the group to be ungrouped, ungroup it,
> then
> > > stop editing its owning group.
> > >
> > > I'm nervous though.  I've found that the world of editbackground mode
> is
> > a
> > > weird and wonderful place.  No matter how many cards are in the stack
> > being
> > > edited, the cardIDs returns only the card that is being edited.  And
> the
> > > number of controls on the card is the number in the group being edited
> > not
> > > the number on the card.  And the long id of any control in the group
> > before
> > > you entered this strange place isn't valid because it's not a member of
> > the
> > > group at that point.
> > >
> > > Pete
> > > lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
> > >
> > >
> > > On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 1:26 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Unless I'm missing something, it looks like the ungroup command
> doesn't
> > > > work on nested group, i.e. one that is owned by another group.  The
> > > ungroup
> > > > command doesn't return an error either.
> > > >
> > > > It feels like the only way to do this is to ungroup all the owning
> > groups
> > > > first but that seems fraught with dangers of losing the group
> > structures.
> > > >  Is there a better way to do it.  By Script I mean.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > Pete
> > > > lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
> > > >
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