Re: Overlapping groups & v0.85 (2 separates questions)

Mike Blackwell (
Tue, 18 Mar 1997 13:24:43 -0500

To subscribers of the xforms list from Mike Blackwell <> :

> 1- In a window, I implement tabs with buttons and overlapping groups. There is
> some problems with this. When you press a button to make a tab appear, I make
> all other groups disappear (fl_hide_object), and make appear the relevant group
> (fl_show_object).

I do this extensively, with some very complex forms (dozens of
overlapping objects, including canvases, gl canvases, and free objects),
and I have no problems. I've been using 0.84, and upgraded to 0.85.

I find that it is sometimes a little tricky to add objects to a
group in fdesign because the selection mechanism is a little non-
intuitive, but the library itself seems to work as advertised. I've
never seen random garbage left in the window.

Mike Blackwell
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