Right now i create all menu objects "on start of layout" and position them off-screen. When they are needed i simply position them on the "stage" and when they are no longer required, i move them back off-screen. While doing this a thought struck me that having too many objects might slow down the system?
According to http://www.scirra.com/manual/134/performance-tips, off-screen objects aren't rendered but i still wanted to hear your opinion on this.
Is it better to create the menu objects when they are needed, position them and the destroy them when not needed?
Create them "on start of layout" and position them off-screen, move them them when needed and then back again?
In the provided link they also state that "the GPU is also smart enough to know not to render any content that appears outside the window - even when a single image is only partially on-screen". So how does partly visible images affect performance? Right now i position menu objects by using "-module.Width" and "-module.Height" which basically puts them right off-screen. Is it safer to put them at "-1000" or something to ensure them not being partially visible?