LC8DP15 feedback-IDE Issues

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at
Thu Mar 3 15:02:04 EST 2016

Whoops - filter box gone in 8.  My bad.

On Thu, Mar 3, 2016 at 2:52 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at> wrote:

> Not sure about LC8, but up until now, I've used the cantSelect property to
> create styled background regions on top of which foreground objects can be
> selected.  One example is the checkerboard pattern that's often used in
> graphics applications to indicate a transparent background.  By enabling a
> control's cantSelect and disabled properties, you can drag-select other
> objects on top of that control without interacting with it.
> Regards,
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX/UI Design
> On 3/3/16, 7:35 AM, "use-livecode on behalf of Mark Wieder"
> <use-livecode-bounces at on behalf of
> mwieder at> wrote:
> >I'm also curious now about the use case for cantSelect. I realize it's
> >not going away since it's always been there, but I'm having trouble
> >coming up with a scenario in which this is useful. My worry is that
> >we're putting a pretty obscure setting front and center in a primary
> >tool for stack design when screen real estate is already at a premium
> >(e.g. we're already overloading functions into the PB.
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