Card Vertical Scrollbars

Peter Haworth pete at mollysrevenge.com
Wed Dec 22 17:29:03 EST 2010


I just tried this as a workaround for the screen resolution issues  
I've been having and ran into a number of problems.

I used "select all" from the edit menu to select all the objects on  
the card, then grouped them and requested a vertical scrollbar.  First  
problem - the group width did not go out to the right far enough to  
include a rectangle I have on the card so the scrollbar wasn't  
positioned correctly.  No problem, grabbed the handle on the group and  
made it wider.  Scrollbar didn;t move.  Unchecked the vertical  
scrollbar and checked it again, now it's in the right place.

The scrollbar isn't active because everything in the group fits in the  
window.  So I resize the window and make it shorter - no change in the  
scrollbar, still not active.  OK, maybe this only works in a  
standalone?  I make a standalone and run it.  Lo and behold, the  
resizing of the group I did has gone away and the scrollbar is in the  
wrong place.  And it still doesn't scroll.

OK, so this obviously isn't going to work for whatever reason.  I go  
back to the IDE, select the group that includes everything and Ungroup  
it.  Before I started all this, the card had 4 groups on it.  After  
ungrouping, three of the groups are intact, the fourth one has  
disappeared and all the controls that were in it are now not grouped  
together - it happens to be the group with the most controls in it,  
some hidden, some grouped within it.  Big mess, thank goodness for  
backups.

Back to square one to find a solution to my screen resolution issues  
that doesn't take hours to implement. Most of the time, LC is the  
greatest thing since sliced bread but occasionally it's the most  
frustrating piece of software I've ever come across.

Pete Haworth

On Dec 15, 2010, at 10:40 PM, William de Smet wrote:

> Yes, make a group and set the vertical scrollbar to true.
>
> Greetings!
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> Op 16 dec. 2010 om 07:35 heeft Peter Haworth  
> <pete at mollysrevenge.com> het volgende geschreven:
>
>> Is it possible to have a vertical scrollbar on a card?  I mean  
>> without having to write all the code to handle it?
>>
>> Pete Haworth
>>
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