Peter Haworth pete at
Mon Nov 25 18:34:03 EST 2013

Hi Jacque,
I originally had the control I wanted to copy (it's a group actually) in a
resources stack within my application.  That worked fine in my dev stack
but the released stack is password protected so I can't copy from it.  And
of course I didn't figure that out until the last minute after adding
password protection.

Of course I could have created an unprotected stack to contain the group
but I chose to go the cprop route because all my resources would still be
in my resources stack, just seemed tidier that way.  And I will admit to
some bloody mindedness since I fail to see why I should not be able to copy
a control from a password protected stack if it has no script attached to
it.... but that's another story.

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On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 2:50 PM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at>wrote:

> Peter Haworth <pete at> wrote:
>  A while back, there was a discussion on how to store an control definition
>> in a custom property and create the control from the custom property by
>> copying and pasting the control into and out of the custom property.
>> I have all that working fine but I need the pasted control to end up in a
>> group and the paste command doesn't have an option to paste into a group
> I'm working with something similar right now. I store all the template
> objects in an unplaced group in the source stack. When I want to use one I
> just copy it by script, which allows copying either to the card or directly
> into a group. It also has the advantage that it doesn't replace the user's
> clipboard.
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