Object Selection Handles

dunbarx at aol.com dunbarx at aol.com
Mon Mar 27 22:04:45 EDT 2017

A lesson should be taken from any CAD program worth its salt.

Handles are ALWAYS rectangles for objects, and always within the bounds of the object in question.

That said, a group might be an exception, since handles would overlie the controls at the extreme corners of a group, and that looks and feels wrong.

Craig Newman

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From: Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
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Sent: Mon, Mar 27, 2017 3:39 pm
Subject: Re: Object Selection Handles

Dan Friedman wrote: > Is there a property to change the shape of the selection handles when > using the selection tool?  In LC 9 (and 8), they are round circles > that protrude outside the edge of the control.  In previous versions, > they were squares that remained within the rect of the control. > These large “dots” make it hard to do fine alignment of controls. > > I know there is a selectionHandleColor property, but is there > anything like a selectionHandleShape property?I too find the selection handles harder to work with.  I submitted a request for an adjustable size; I don't mind if you add a note there asking for shape as well (the older rectangles would be preferable to me as well, much less ambiguous than any anti-aliased curve shape):http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=16375 > Also, the border of the selected control is dashed when selected. > Can that be removed as well?The new selection borders drive me crazy - I can't see the edges clearly when resizing, and can't see them at all when applying border treatments - request to make that option here:http://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=17057--   Richard Gaskin  Fourth World Systems  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web  ____________________________________________________________________  Ambassador at FourthWorld.com                http://www.FourthWorld.com_______________________________________________use-livecode mailing listuse-livecode at lists.runrev.comPlease visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences:http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode

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