Adding existing object to group?

Scott Rossi scott at
Mon May 2 18:50:40 EDT 2016

Have you already tried cutting and pasting your objects?

If not...  Copy the object you want to be in the group.  Select the group,
click the Edit Group button on the toolbar to start editing the group, and
paste the object.  It will now be part of your group. While editing any
group, you can select nested groups to edit those as well.

Or, using the message box...

If you want to create a new object in an existing group:

  create <object> in group "xyz"

If you want to copy an already existing object to a group:

  copy <object> to group "xyz"


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX/UI Design

On 5/2/16, 3:21 PM, "use-livecode on behalf of William Prothero"
<use-livecode-bounces at on behalf of
prothero at> wrote:

>Work has stopped. How can I work around this bug? Is there another way to
>add a new control to a group?
>> On May 2, 2016, at 3:14 PM, Ali Lloyd <ali.lloyd at> wrote:
>> Hi Bill, I believe this is an instance of this bug:
>> The fix for this is awaiting merge.
>> On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 10:46 PM William Prothero
>><prothero at>
>> wrote:
>>> I think the problem occurs when there is a group within a group. I
>>>have a
>>> group (topgroup), which contains a datagrid group (dgGroup). The
>>> browser can¹t move an object that is outside of any group, into
>>> group. With a bunch of agony and messing around, I got it to work, but
>>> not transparent.
>>> Bill
>>>> On May 2, 2016, at 2:26 PM, William Prothero <prothero at>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Folks:
>>>> Puzzling over this. LC RC1. OSX El Capitan.
>>>> I¹m trying to add an existing object to a group. In the project
>>> I drag the object to the group listing and it disappears. When I did
>>> Key[, the object moved to the back, but stopped showing up in the
>>> browser. It returns if I close the project and open it again.
>>>> I can¹t drag the object (in the project browser) into the group part
>>> the project browser.
>>>> So, how do I get an existing object into a group?
>>>> I must be missing something??

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