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Select Multiple Items

With Quantum Visualizer, you can select multiple items located under the same parent at the same nesting level, making it easier to make changes to their common properties.

Select Multiple Items from the Project Explorer

Select Multiple Items from the Visualizer Canvas

Deselect All Items

Availability of Properties and Commands with Multiple Items Selected

The following tables list the common properties that are editable and the context-menu commands that are functional when multiple items are selected. These vary depending on where in the Quantum Visualizer user interface you access them.

Availability of Properties

Availability of Context Menu Commands

Availability of Properties

Availability of Tabs in the Properties Editor

Available Properties on the Look Tab

Availability of Tabs in the Properties Editor

The following table lists which tabs are available and unavailable in the Properties Editor when multiple items are selected:

Tab Availability
Look Some properties are available, depending on what properties are common among the selected items. The Look tab properties available across all selectable items are listed in this table.
Skin Unavailable.
Widget Unavailable.
Action Unavailable.
Review All functionality is available.

Available Properties on the Look Tab

The following properties are available to edit on the Look tab of the Properties Editor when multiple items are selected:

Property

Availability

Appearance properties Unavailable.
Padding properties Unavailable.

Visible

Available.
Left Available.
Right Available.
Top Available.
Bottom Available.
Width Available.
Height Available.
Min Width Available.
Max Width Available.
Min Height Available.
Max Height Available.
Center X Available.
Center Y Available.
Z Index Available.

Availability of Context Menu Commands

Available Project Explorer Commands

Unavailable Project Explorer Commands

Available Visualizer Canvas Commands

Unavailable Visualizer Canvas Commands

Available Project Explorer Commands

The following context menu commands are available on the Project tab of the Project Explorer when multiple items are selected:

Context Menu Command

Description

Cut

Cuts the selected items, removing them and placing them on the clipboard.

Copy

Copies the selected items.

Paste

Deselects the selected widgets and pastes the widgets from the clipboard into the selected container or form.

Delete

Deletes the selected items.

Hide on Canvas and Unhide on Canvas


When items are visible on the Visualizer Canvas, the Hide on Canvas command is available. Selecting Hide on Canvas makes the selected items invisible on the Visualizer canvas, but they are still listed on the Project tab of the Project Explorer. When items are invisible on the Visualizer Canvas, the Unhide on Canvas command is available. Selecting Unhide on Canvas makes the selected items visible once again on the Visualizer canvas.

Lock and Unlock

Selecting Lock makes the selected items undraggable or resizable using the mouse on the Visualizer Canvas, although their common properties on the Look tab of the Properties Editor can be modified. Selecting Unlock unlocks the selected items and makes them capable of being dragged and resized using the mouse on the Visualizer Canvas.

Unavailable Project Explorer Commands

The following context menu commands are not available on the Project tab of the Project Explorer when multiple items are selected:

Context Menu Function

Description

Move Up

Disabled since widgets may belong to too many separate hierarchies

Move Down

Disabled since widgets may belong to too many separate hierarchies

Rename

 

Unparent

Disabled since widgets may belong to too many separate hierarchies

Available Visualizer Canvas Commands

The following context menu commands are available on the Visualizer Canvas when multiple items are selected:

Context Menu Command

Description

Cut

Cuts the selected items, removing them and placing them on the clipboard.

Copy

Copies the selected items.

Paste

Deselects the selected widgets and pastes the widgets from the clipboard into the selected container or form.

Delete

Deletes the selected items.

Duplicate

Deselects the selected widgets and duplicates them into the selected container or form

Bring Forward

Brings the entire set of selected widgets to a higher Z Index

Bring to Front

Brings the entire set of selected widgets in front of the highest Z Index

Send Backward

Brings the entire set of selected widgets to a lower Z Index

Send to Back

Brings the entire set of selected widgets to the behind the lowest Z Index

Hide on Canvas and Unhide on Canvas

When items are visible on the Visualizer Canvas, the Hide on Canvas command is available. Selecting Hide on Canvas makes the selected items invisible on the Visualizer canvas, but they are still listed on the Project tab of the Project Explorer. When items are invisible on the Visualizer Canvas, the Unhide on Canvas command is available. Selecting Unhide on Canvas makes the selected items visible once again on the Visualizer canvas.

Lock and Unlock

Selecting Lock makes the selected items undraggable or resizable using the mouse on the Visualizer Canvas, although their common properties on the Look tab of the Properties Editor can be modified. Selecting Unlock unlocks the selected items and makes them capable of being dragged and resized using the mouse on the Visualizer Canvas.

Group Into

The available sub-commands are:
Flex Container
Flex Scroll Container

Convert to Component

Nests the selected items, along with any instance of a component that might be present, into a new component.

Select All

Selects all of the widgets within the Visualizer Canvas or the selected container. Selects only the widgets that are direct descendents of the Visualizer Canvas.

Unavailable Visualizer Canvas Commands

The following context menu commands are not available on the Visualizer Canvas when multiple items are selected:

Context Menu Command

Description

Widget Actions

No Widget Actions are available in the context menu when multiple widgets are selected.

Add to Collection

 

Create Widgets From Component

Available only if a single component is selected.

Select Multiple Items from the Project Explorer

To select multiple items from the Project Explorer, do the following:

  1. On the Project Explorer, navigate to the form that contains the widgets you want to select.
  2. Expand the form on the Project Explorer so that all of its widgets are listed.
  3. While holding down the Ctrl key, click the widgets within the same nesting level that you want to select. The name of each widget you select becomes highlighted.

Note: If you mistakenly select an item, to deselect, click it again.

Select Multiple Items from the Visualizer Canvas

To select multiple items from the Visualizer Canvas, do one of the following:

Note: If you mistakenly select an item, to deselect, click it again.

Deselect All Items

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