Groups do not receive mouseEnter messages?

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Tue Jun 25 11:30:46 EDT 2019

You are probably right. But the workaround is so simple, putting an opaque green graphic in the group behind all the other objects, that it would be a lot of work to implement just so we didn't have to put a graphic in a group. 

Bob S

> On Jun 25, 2019, at 08:24 , dunbarxx via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> I suppose as long as one knows how it works, it can be dealt with.
> But there is an issue here, in that a group is not really a control, despite
> what the dictionary says. A group has a rect, and one can tell if the
> mouseLoc, say, is within that rect (and not necessarily within the rect of a
> child control), but one cannot rely on any "ordinary" LC thinking to hold at
> all.
> I understand that a group is merely a group of controls. If it was a
> ghostLike object that only did that, then well and good.
> But since it interacts with those controls intrinsically (as, for example,
> the way radio buttons behave "natively") and owns most "ordinary" control
> properties, well then, dammit, if one makes it opaque and green, it ought to
> respond to mouse events.
> Craig

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