Ungroup a nested group

Geoff Canyon gcanyon at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 15:35:18 CDT 2013


yep, that should do it.


On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 1:31 PM, Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com> wrote:

> Thanks Geoff.  I inadvertently confused things in my last email by using
> "delete" instead of "ungroup".  Ungroup  of a nested group is what I need
> to do and using the relayerGroupedControls approach seems to work fine.
>
> Pete
> lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
>
>
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 10:38 AM, Geoff Canyon <gcanyon at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > 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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