Cursor changes to a hand in the ide

Mark Wieder mwieder at ahsoftware.net
Thu Feb 25 18:33:55 EST 2016


On 02/25/2016 02:42 PM, Jim Byrnes wrote:

> The other environments I have used had a control that was essentially a
> box with a border around it. At the left end of the top border you could
> embed a label in the border itself. You could then drop other controls
> inside the box. It just called attention to certain controls.
>
> I didn't see anything like that in Livecode and was experimenting to see
> if I could create the effect.

Good. That's what I thought you were trying to accomplish.
With LiveCode that's done with a group. Try this:

create a new stack
drop a label field onto the stack
drop a couple of radio buttons onto the stack

now shift-click or drag the cursor to select them
from the Object menu select "Group Selected"
  (or just press control-G)

you'll probably want to fiddle with the visual aspects of the group:
double-click or right-click on one of the controls
  to bring up the property inspector
check 'showBorder'
enter a label for the group
check the unfortunately-named 'showName'

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  Mark Wieder
  ahsoftware at gmail.com




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