Cursor changes to a hand in the ide

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Sun Feb 28 22:20:50 EST 2016

On 02/25/2016 05:33 PM, Mark Wieder wrote:
> 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'


Finally had time to give this a try and it is exactly what I was trying 
to accomplish.  I am still learning how to work with the ide.  Once I 
had the group set up, at first I couldn't figure out how to make any 
changes to it, but finally figured it out.

Thanks,  Jim

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