quirk in group resize behavior

Monte Goulding monte at appisle.net
Tue Jun 21 03:48:15 CEST 2016


> On 21 Jun 2016, at 9:55 AM, Terry Judd <terry.judd at unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
> 
> Yeah, I often get caught out resizing groups and finding that I¹m adding
> unnecessary/unexpected space or cutting off controls when really what I
> want to do is anchor the child controls on one or two axes when I grow or
> shrink the group. Being able to set a reference edge or corner (L, T, R,
> B, TL, TR, BL, BR) and hold that stable when you resized the group would
> be cool with the default behaviour being as it is already (resizing around
> the current loc?).

Hmm… interesting idea… Something like:
resize <group> to <rect> relative to {topLeft | topRight | bottomRight | bottomLeft}

While possibly handy I’m not convinced it resolves the issue because no matter what new syntax we add if something as fundamental as setting the rect has undefined behavior then it’s going to cause trouble…

Cheers

Monte


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