Reordering cards?

Scott Rossi scott at
Sat Jun 27 00:08:09 EDT 2015

And again there is also the number property (used by old timers like
Jacque and myself) showing the multiple ways of accomplishing the same

"Specifies an object's position within a file, a card's position within a
stack, or a control's layer on a card."

set the number of card "settings" to <number>


Scott Rossi
Creative Director
Tactile Media, UX/UI Design

On 6/26/15, 8:11 PM, "Brahmanathaswami" <brahma at> wrote:

>"and, were there a reference book that was not just a reprint of the
>Dictionary it would be a good thing."
>Have you read the User Guide from cover to cover?
>Page 207
>7.1.2 Referring to objects by number
>A control's number is its layer on the card, from back to front. A
>card's number is its
>position in the stack. A stack's number is the order of its creation in
>the stack file. A main
>stack's number is always zero.
>You can refer to an object using its object type followed by its number.
>For example, to
>refer to the third-from-the-back field on a card, use the phrase field 3:
>set the backgroundColor of field 3 to blue
>To change the number of a card or control, change the Layer box in the
>Size & Position
>pane of the object's property inspector, or use the set command to
>change the object's
>layer property:
>set the layer of field "Backmost" to 1
>Tip: New objects are always created at the top layer. To refer to an
>object you've just
>created, use the ordinal last:
>Tip: create button
>set the name of last button to "My New Button"
>Now.. while "re-ordering" is not explicity addressed...I think anyone
>with "half a brain" (I mostly run on 1/10th of a brain) would figure out
>that "layer" is the key word
>and then in the dictionary we have:
>set the layer of the mouseControl to top -- bring to front
>set the layer of last card button to 10
>set the layer of player "Splash" to (the number of controls)
>Use the layer property to change the tab order of controls, or to change
>the order of cards within a stack.
>so... true... documentation is not perfect (I would love to seem more
>script examples);
>but it's also not absent as you imply
>Richmond wrote:
>> Risorgimento . . .
>> Which is better? The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy or nothing at
>> Well, obviously, the former, but only marginally.
>> Richmond.
>> [Zaphod Beeblebrox just popped out for 2 sandwiches.]
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