Object lists ordered.

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Post » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:56 am

Even with the alphabetical order in the event wizard it takes me a little while to find things. The object list with no ordering at all is quite a lot harder to use. Just wondering if anything like this could be helpful to others.





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Post » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:12 am

Whats with the ads on the shoes? Anyway, yeah, I'm having trouble with the object list too. But for me, I'm just managing, although if it can be changed for the better, why not.
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Post » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:22 am

Just to clear this point:
The object list is ordered. Z-ordered. The back object being the top one and the front object being the bottom one.

That said, at least some sort of grouping, for instance to reflect the layers would be nice.
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Post » Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:27 pm

You can name your objects "Txt_Menutext", INI_X", "MKB_X", "Sprt_Arrow" and the same with the rest, so all the objects you highlighted in red, are ordered by object name.
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Post » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:13 pm

Have you tried using the search box? Just hitting a few of the letters of the object name you're after should filter down the list pretty quickly and make it easy to find what you're looking for.
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Post » Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:44 pm

Huh, I thought you could set groups for objects using the object folder setting in the properties, but it doesn't seem to work. I guess it's an unfinished feature. You can sort the objects in the object bar by right clicking it.
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Post » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:06 pm

Arima, it does work but you need to add object folders from the project tab.
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Post » Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:56 pm

Ah, thanks for pointing that out.
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Post » Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:47 pm

Tulamide - Oh. I don't know how useful z-sorting the objects list is for you, but it really doesn't have any functional use for me, and I can't really think of one, considering all instances are at different z-orders anyway.

Simul810 - Very good point, I have got some objects named well like that, but definitely a way around the mess.

Ashley - I do use the search box, it is most definitely a help finding objects.

Arima+ROJOhound - Bingo, so it is in there :) Good to know, I have not really ventured into the project tab beyond layouts, events sheets and globals, so I will investigate this.



So it seems grouping the event objects is in already.

Still think a different ordering on the object list would be infinitely more helpful than Z ordering however!

I don't really like making these posts, but being on the other side of the world from the rest of the Scirra user base I can hardly catch anyone awake in Chat. Not to mention the wealth of information that is laid down in the forum will be there for when I need to search for a refresher further down the track.
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Post » Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:38 pm

[quote="Steven":3ur190k4]Tulamide - Oh. I don't know how useful z-sorting the objects list is for you, but it really doesn't have any functional use for me, and I can't really think of one, considering all instances are at different z-orders anyway.[/quote:3ur190k4]
I didn't say if it's useful. I just wanted to point out that the list is not unordered. I for one would like to have the choice how to order the list. The z-order only comes in handy sometimes, if you need to place an object to a specific z-position. Most of the time I would prefer a type and name order.
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