identifying an object via a custom property

Hershel Fisch hershf at
Wed Feb 14 16:53:19 EST 2007

On 2/13/07 9:23 PM, "Brian Yennie" <briany at> wrote:
Thanks, this is what I used till now. But I'm trying to eliminate so many

> Hershel,
> Before doing anything more complex, have you tried simply looping
> through the objects? This should be pretty fast unless you have an
> enormous number of fields.
> For example (using your "groupOrder" custom property), you could
> provide a simple lookup function which returns the first field with a
> matching custom property value. This could be extended of course
> depending on your needs.
> function groupOrderToID pOrder
>   repeat with i=1 to (number of fields)
>      if (the groupOrder of field i is pOrder) then return the id of
> field i
>   end repeat
> end groupOrderToID
> And then:
> focus on field id (groupOrderToID(3))
> HTH,
> Brian
>> On 2/13/07 6:40 PM, "Mark Schonewille" <m.schonewille at economy-x-
>> wrote:
>>> Hi Hershel,
>>> Make a setprop handler that stores a flag in a custom property of
>>> your stack or in a global variable. When you want to know which
>>> objects have ther property set, just use the second custom property
>>> or the global variable to read out the information.
>> Sorry didn't get it.
>> Thanks, Hershel
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