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  • Ordering Design time objects and controls

    This is mainly for the Alpha 5 Programming team.

    Maybe there is a setting somewhere I dont know about.
    But I cannot understand why anyone would need it!!

    PROBLEM: If you use object explorer, or script genie and are trying to select objects or properties etc.

    They are organized randomly as far as I can tell.

    MY questions: Has any of the programmers heard of this thing called Alphabetical order??

    I have to scroll up and down the list, looking for a control.
    HMMM. I know name_lbl should be here somewhere.

    OH down below water_drank , wow makes sense!

    If there is a setting to make these alphabetic let me know!
    also let me know why in the world its not defaulted to alpha!

    If not.... COME ON!!!
    such a simple thing
    COME ON!

  • #2
    Re: Ordering Design time objects and controls

    Just highlight the first object in the list.
    Type the first letter of the name of the object.
    It will jumb there.

    I am not part of the programming team.


    • #3
      Re: Ordering Design time objects and controls

      Cool that helps!

      It still should be in order!

      but this helps a lot


      • #4
        Re: Ordering Design time objects and controls

        Incidentally... it looks sorted alphabetically to me.


        • #5
          Re: Ordering Design time objects and controls


          You may get more positive responses if you tone down the sarcasm a touch. If you have suggestions to make the product better, post them in the Features wishlist forum.

          It seems that many of your recent posts contain some bitching and moaning about something. Most people are here to help, but when the bitching starts and a sense of entitlement comes across I (and others) move on quickly.

          I am not sure if this is you just trying to be funny, but it does not come across that way.
          Last edited by Bill Griffin; 05-16-2008, 03:06 PM.
          Bill Griffin
          Parkell, Inc


          • #6
            Re: Ordering Design time objects and controls

            Maybe people are missing the part I am looking at.

            I am looking at the script genie!

            start a script, action scripting is easiest.

            start a new action
            pick and action that has to do with objects and properties

            like set properties of an object

            Now when you go to select the object its all mixed up
            same with properties of the object.


            • #7
              Re: Ordering Design time objects and controls

              I believe These are sorted in the order you add them to the layout, so the last one you add will always be at the bottom.

              Maybe someone will complain if they are sorted alphabetically!
              Nonetheless, you could jumb to anyone by typing the first letter.


              • #8
                Re: Ordering Design time objects and controls

                thats what I thought, at first...
                but it aint so!

                I added some, they randomly went into the list

                PLUS the properties are out of order also
                and we dont add properties
                they are part of the programming lanquage

                hopefully alpha five programmers will find and fix this


                • #9
                  Re: Ordering Design time objects and controls

                  object explorer, or script genie
                  The object explorer and Action Script Genie are both very organized here in version 8...categorized and then alphabetized within the categories. Doubt if it changed in version 9.

                  In regard to you new statement (obviously not a question...are you just venting ??), yes they are not alphabetical but are in order of creation I believe. And it would be nice to have them categorized and alphabetized as the other two (AS and OE) are, if for no other reason, to make it consistant....but this would be a feature to be asked for in the Wishlist forum as pointed out by Bill.

                  Along with what Bill said
                  when the bitching starts and a sense of entitlement comes across I (and others) move on quickly.
                  I am one who usually does too...but am hoping that your comments are just misplaced. If not then I too will be more consistant and will simply "move on quickly" in regards to future posts!! :)
                  It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
                  It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
                  Henry David Thoreau


                  • #10
                    Re: Ordering Design time objects and controls

                    Not sure what are you referring to?


                    • #11
                      Re: Ordering Design time objects and controls

                      I had originally asked if there was a way to make them alphabetic that I don't know of????

                      The line between asking and bitching is very very small.

                      I find when I ask a simple question, like why are the object in the genie not alphabetical... I have to respond back 15 times, with details.

                      If I give exhausting details, then I must be bitching!

                      I admit this one was pretty sarcastic
                      abject apology... honest!

                      but none of my other post were or could be construed to be bitching in any way.


                      • #12
                        Re: Ordering Design time objects and controls

                        Originally posted by G Gabriel View Post
                        Not sure what are you referring to?


                        • #13
                          Re: Ordering Design time objects and controls

                          VERY VERY cool! What did you use to screen capture?
                          that was fast!

                          I see yours is last made, on bottom!
                          Mine is now, but was not when I initially posted

                          But what really tossed me is the properties, see screen capture
                          but as others say, they are in categories. I dont yet understand the categories
                          but I bet I will get used to them

                          Originally posted by G Gabriel View Post
                          Not sure what are you referring to?


                          • #14
                            Re: Ordering Design time objects and controls

                            There is no rhym or reason for the way properties are sorted, but even if they were sorted alphabetically doubt if that will help unless you memorize each and every property and know right off which one to look for.


                            • #15
                              Re: Ordering Design time objects and controls

                              Your probably right.
                              Plus they are not all there anyway.
                              like the property for the bitmap on a button.

                              you can change it in xbasic
                              but the scripting genies do not have it!

                              You cannot have everything

                              Thanks for the assistance!

                              PS... what did you use to capture your screen?