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location
Basics
Expander triangle
Type
Property
Syntax
set the location of object to point
Introduced
1.0
Environment
Desktop, Web and Server
Platform Support
MacOS,Mac OS X,Windows,Linux
Security
None required
Summary
Specifies where an object is.
Examples

if the location of button 1 is within the rect of field 1 then selectIt
set the location of this stack to the mouseLoc

Additional Comments
Expander triangle

Use the location property to move an object without resizing it, or to find out where an object is.

Value:

The location of an object is any expression that evaluates to a point--two integers separated by a comma.

The first item of the location is the distance in pixels from the left edge of the screen (for stacks) or card (for other objects) to the center of the object. The second item is the distance in pixels from the top edge of the screen (for stacks) or card (for other objects) to the center of the object.

For cards, the location property is read-only and cannot be set.

Comments:

The location of a stack is in absolute (screen) coordinates. The first item of a card's location property is equal to the width of stack div 2; the second item is is equal to the height of stack div 2. The location of a group or control is in relative (window) coordinates.

In window coordinates, the point 0,0 is at the top left of the stack window. In screen coordinates, the point 0,0 is at the top left of the screen.

Changing the location of an object moves it to the new position without resizing it. To change an object's size, set its height, width, or rectangle properties.

User Comments
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revonline@fourthworld.com
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Aug 7, 2010
If you encounter difficulties setting the loc of objects within a group, see the boundingRect group property in this dictionary.