60001753 I would like the Properties List to group similar objects

Article 60001753
Type Wish
Product Engine
Version 6023
Date Added 7/11/2012 12:00:00 AM
Fixed (7/11/2012 12:00:00 AM)
Submitted by alessio francioso

Summary

I would like the Properties List to group similar objects. For example if 3 vdCircles are selected and 2 vdLines to have the option in the properties list's combobox to select the 3 lines.

Solution

In version 6024 we added grouping ability in our properties List.
If a user selects 3 vdCircles and 2 vdLines then at the combobox of the properties list will be available the following options:
--5 Items (Use this option to select all 5 items and make a change)
--3 vdCircle Items (Use this option to select only the vdCircle objects to make a change)
--2 vdLine Items (Use this option to select only the vdLine objects to make a change)
--and then follow the individual items

This way a user can select from the combobox above the properties list the 3 vdCircle Items for example and then the properties of the circles will be displayed to the properties list. Then the user is able to make a change that will be applied to the vdCircle objects.
This feature is enabled by default. In order to disable this feature and use the properties list as it was, set the newlly added boolean property UseGroupItems of the properties list control to false.

You can globalise this feature by writing down the Type of the object and also change the existing "Items" globalization as following
vdCircle^test
Items^test2
So a group of circles will be visualised as following : 3 test test2 instead of 3 vdCircle Items.

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