Instantiaing Grouped Controls - Templates - Responsive

prothero at prothero at
Wed Jun 14 04:18:42 CEST 2017

What about "keepGroupRect"?

Like set the keepGroupRect of grp "xyz" to true
That way it explicitly limits it to groups. Or it could be
"KeepRect" but that might imply a more general meaning.
Bill P

William Prothero

> On Jun 13, 2017, at 5:44 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> james at wrote:
> > Jacque wrote:
> >> I agree with the concept in general, but the word "crop" implies
> >> permanent removal. When you crop an image, it permanently erases the
> >> parts outside the rectangle. Unfortunately I can't think of a better
> >> term. Maybe something like "prevent auto-resizing"?
> >
> > Actually it doesn't (in practice).
> > Many of the apps I use, use a non destructive crop.
> > That is, the viewable area is reduced to the crop but the full object
> > is still there.
> It varies by app, but it may be worth noting that in LiveCode we have a crop command, and it permanently erases the area outside the crop rect.
> I know it may sound geeky, but maybe describing the clipsToRect with the verb "clips" may not be bad.
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> Richard Gaskin
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