Groups appear as buttons in Project Browser

Andrew at MidWest Coast Media andrew at
Wed Jul 7 12:50:42 EDT 2021

Ordered by layer is active. Even dataGrid groups show up as buttons. 

Example @ <>

The “input fields” on these 2 cards are both groups of controls in sub-groups, but appear as buttons on the viking card.

--Andrew Bell

> Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2021 18:45:59 +0300
> From: panagiotis m <merakosp at>
> Subject: Re: Groups appear as buttons in Project Browser
> Hello Andrew,
> Could it be the case you have chosen to order controls by name, instead of
> layer?
> (Click on the cog icon at the top right of the Project Browser, then choose
> "Order Controls By" -> ... )
> Kind regards,
> Panos
> --
> On Wed, 7 Jul 2021 at 15:53, Andrew at MidWest Coast Media via use-livecode
> <use-livecode at> wrote:
>> I have a stack that seems to have lost ?groups? on several cards (but not
>> all of them). They are still part of the structure but not recognized in
>> the Tree View of the Project Browser. Rather than expandable groups in the
>> PB, they show up as buttons. I can hover over and the tooltip calls them
>> groups, and I can open the PI which shows them as a group, but I can?t
>> twirl down the group to see it?s contents. I can still right-click to edit
>> the group (and subsequent child groups) like normal.
>> This behavior displays across several machines and LC versions and the
>> groups are properly recognized in Geoff Canyon?s revNavigator. My research
>> led me to <
>>> but
>> selectGroupedControls wasn?t the problem and ungrouping/regrouping didn?t
>> fix the issue (but DID cause some weird layering issues when regrouping).
>> Has anyone else experienced something like this? I feel like I?m
>> overlooking something simple.
>> --Andrew Bell
>> _____________________

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