Adding items to a group

Bob Sneidar bobsneidar at
Wed Aug 26 14:13:18 EDT 2020

Also, Geoff Canyon wrote a GREAT utility called Navigator, which among other things, allows you to drag objects around in a hierarchical list. If you drag an object in a group to somewhere outside that group, into another group let’s say, it does all the relaying for you.

I cannot tell you how many times this saved my bacon because I was editing groups and copy/pasting things into and out of other groups, and screwed it up.

Bob S

On Aug 26, 2020, at 2:27 AM, Mark Waddingham via use-livecode <use-livecode at<mailto:use-livecode at>> wrote:

On 2020-08-26 10:06, Jimmieson, Phil via use-livecode wrote:
One thing I’m considering is having a set of dummy hidden items
already in the group and making one of those look like the word the
user just dragged in - thus it’s already a member of the group and can
be scrolled etc with the rest. Can anyone think of any better ways of
doing it?

Take a look at the 'relayer' command in the dictionary. It allows you to move controls up and down the layer order and in and out of groups easily (without any need to ungroup/regroup).

Warmest Regards,


Mark Waddingham ~ mark at<mailto:mark at> ~
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