[Datagrid] How to change an objects owner from a Datagrid to a Card

Kay C Lan lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com
Thu Feb 26 19:46:20 EST 2015


Devin,

Thanks for the response. The problem I was having is that:

1) Straight up my Next btn was not appearing in the Project Browser
2) To get it to appear I had to select my DataGrid and then select 'Edit
Group'
3) If I then tried to Drag & Drop (or simply Click to select) my Next btn
the IDE would immediately drop out of 'Edit Group' mode and it would sort
of freeze up - the ghost of the Next btn would be displaced a couple of mm
as if it was being dragged but it would then freeze in it's location, as
soon as I released the mouse btn the PB would go back to it's normal
display of not showing my Next btn - because it was out of Edit Group mode.

As it turns out after several hours of frustration I've finally fixed it.
Just in case anyone else has this problem (or if I get it again and I need
to search for the solution again) this may work for you.

In the Application Browser the same as above occurs, normally the objects
within a DG are not displayed unless you are in Edit Group mode.
Unfortunately you can't Drag and Drop objects around in the AB as you can
in the PB. What I discovered though was that if I selected my Next btn in
the AB it did NOT immediately drop the IDE out of Edit Group mode, which
was what was happening in the PB. Eventually I discovered that with the
Next btn already select via the AB it also showed as selected in the PB and
now when I tried to Drag and Drop it no long instantaneously dropped out of
Edit Group mode. I was thus able to drag my Next btn off to another card
and once there the PB went back to operating normally, I could simply
select my Next btn and drag it anywhere I wanted.

On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 5:35 AM, Devin Asay <devin_asay at byu.edu> wrote:

>
> On Feb 25, 2015, at 9:36 PM, Kay C Lan <lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > My first real play with Datagrids and I have to say I'm very impressed.
> > After sorting out the display and getting the first set of data into the
> DG
> > (which all went very smoothly - much better than expected) I went to
> > implement a Next and Previous buttons to move through chunks of data. To
> do
> > this I duplicated the Next and Previous btns on a different Card and then
> > using the Project Browser dragged the duplicates, one at a time, to the
> > Card with the DG. Unfortunately, for reasons I can't explain, the
> Previous
> > btn ended up on the Card, but the Next btn ended up as part of the DG.
> >
> > I've now spent quite a lot of time trying to drag the Next btn out of
> the DG
> > and onto the Card but with no success. The 'owner' is a read only
> property
> > and there is no hint on how to scriptually achieve a change of ownership.
> >
> > I'm looking at the Menu -> Object -> Ungroup Selected with fear and
> boding.
> > Foolishly I didn't start my DG experiment with 2 fields and an image as
> per
> > the online Lesson, but with 56 fields and some graphics in a rather
> complex
> > split level display. Looking at the Application/Project Browser I see
> there
> > are A LOT of objects associated with my DG that I didn't put there. So
> > admitting I have no clue as to the internal workings of the DG the last
> > thing I want to do is Ungroup Selected and have it all break.
> >
> > Any help very much appreciated.
>
> Kay,
>
> Have you tried looking at the DG components in the Project Browser? It
> would allow you to see all of the internal components without ungrouping
> it. You should also be able to see the errant Next button and drag it out
> of the DG group.
>
> HTH
>
> Devin
>
> Devin Asay
> Office of Digital Humanities
> Brigham Young University
>
>
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