Thursday, March 16, 2006

Creator Hotfix 3: Improved nested positioning

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A new hotfix for Creator 2 is available today. One of the fixes it contains is handling of absolute positioning inside tab panels. With this fix, you can now properly lay out your tab set panels in absolute mode, and these positions are all computed and maintained relative to the tab set position. Thus, you can move the tabset and all components properly move along.

The following screenshot shows how this works. The designer is in a special debug mode (which you can enable from the
designer DOM inspector) which shows lines and pixel distances for components relative to their viewports. Note that unlike the interactive display in
Matisse, the display is always showing the final computed left and top distances, even for components contrained to the bottom or right parent edges.

(Click for full size)

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