Positioning object in a loclocked group

Paul Dupuis paul at researchware.com
Thu Apr 15 11:28:37 EDT 2021

I find positioning objects by script inside a location locked groups to 
be very non-intuitive as well.

I wish there was a mode by which all object in a group - in the special 
mode - could be set and referenced by coordinates relative to the group. 
Something like

set the relative loc of btn X in group Y to 120,120 -- places the center 
of the button 120px right and down from the left, top of the group 
(where ever that is)

On 4/15/2021 11:16 AM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am sure there is a technical reason for this! 8-)
> I have a group set to 600*600 pixel and loclocked.
> Inside of the group there are two invisible objects,
> a button and a graphic.
> Now if I:
> ...
> create btn "b1" in grp "THE group"
> ## and
> set the loc of btn "b1" of grp "THE group" to whateverX,wahteverY
> ...
> where whateverX and Y are definitively inside of that group!
> Then the button stays however in the topleft corner of the group.
> Even moving the button some pixels to right or down does not work.
> Why, oh, why? :-)
> Thanks for any insight!
> Best
> Klaus
> --
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