LC8DP15 feedback-IDE Issues

Mark Waddingham mark at
Fri Mar 4 04:52:15 EST 2016

On 2016-03-04 02:49, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> AFAIK this has always been how it works.  In fact I discussed this
> with Dr. Raney shortly after if was implemented, and in his view it
> works as spec'd:  when you mouseDown anywhere in browser mode it
> doesn't do marquee select, so when an individual object is set to
> browser mode it does the same thing.

Given the intent of the property (to make objects run in browse mode 
when another tool is actually selected) I"m not sure it could work any 
other way.

It is the card which provides the marquee selection rect to select 
multiple objects when in pointer tool mode, then individual objects 
defer to the common control base class to provide the click to select 
behavior in pointer tool mode.

When you set the cantSelect of an object, that object will then see the 
tool as browse, so when you click on it that causes the normal browse 
mode event handling to take place - which is defined on a per-object 

Warmest Regards,


Mark Waddingham ~ mark at ~
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