Peter Haworth pete at
Fri Dec 31 17:29:24 EST 2010

Thanks Richard, I'll submit an additional note.

I agree that these are useful changes, in fact the reason I got into  
the resizing issue is because of custom control I designed as a group  
for my own app.  It would just be so much better if changes like this  
were documented in the dictionary.

I had noticed the selectGroupedControls property in the inspector  
window but thanks for mentioning that too.

Pete Haworth

On Dec 31, 2010, at 2:19 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:

> Peter Haworth wrote:
>> Thanks Richard.  I just submitted a note to the resizeControl
>> dictionary entry.
> Thanks for adding that.
>> However, I didn't know until I read your email that
>> the resizeControl message is sent even when the resize happens by
>> script - that's the opposite of what the dictionary says.  I don't
>> mind submitting another dictionary note for that but want to check
>> that it only applies to group resizing not resizing of any controls?
> AFAIK that's the case.  That was added to allow groups to be self- 
> contained when used to implement custom controls.
> Imagine what a mess the DataGrid would be if you used in a stack in  
> which your resizeStack handler changes the DG's rect.
> By allowing a group to be able to handle a resize no matter how that  
> resize happens, it can take care of its contents automatically.
> Another enhancement added during the same period is that groups now  
> have their own selectGroupedControls property.  It defaults to true  
> to allow the global property of the same name to govern whether you  
> can interact with the group's contents with the pointer too.  But  
> when set to false the group's contents don't respond to the pointer  
> tool at all, allowing it to behave more like a native control.
> These enhancements, coupled with behaviors to drive them from a  
> single script, open up all sorts of opportunities for crafting  
> reusable custom widgets.
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