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[SOLVED] Z-Index Group Box

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July 13, 2017, 10:12 AM
[SOLVED] Z-Index Group Box
I use the GUI to create my HTML pages. When I have all of my controls set up, I then go to add group boxes around some of my controls. I set my form at z-index 1, my controls at z-index 3 (or I've tried higher) and my group box at z-index 2. My group boxes appear on top of my form as I would expect, but it always puts the group box on top of the controls, where I can't click on then to select anything. I've somehow got them to work before, but I don't know how I did it. Has anyone else had this issue and have a solution? I've checked the code and it does looks like it sets the z-index to what I said in the GUI, but there must be another property that does something I'm not expecting.Thanks

This message has been edited. Last edited by: FP Mod Chuck,

WF 8.0.08 (Prod); WF 8.2.06 (Dev)
July 13, 2017, 10:20 AM
Select your Group Box then right click and choose : "Send to back".

And in the same way you can select your controls and choose : "Bring to front"

WF versions : Prod 8.2.04M gen 33, Dev 8.2.04M gen 33, OS : Windows, DB : MSSQL, Outputs : HTML, Excel, PDF
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July 13, 2017, 11:00 AM
Thanks, yeah I've tried that and also just the
"move forward" and "move back" options as well to no avail. It seems to work as far as not positioning it under the form, but not the controls.

WF 8.0.08 (Prod); WF 8.2.06 (Dev)
July 18, 2017, 11:41 AM
FP Mod Chuck
Hi Evan

Sounds like you need to open a case with techsupport...

Thank you for using Focal Point!

Chuck Wolff - Focal Point Moderator
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July 18, 2017, 11:58 AM
Tony A

Unfortunately adding a group box does not automatically "group" the controls that you draw the group box around.

If you open the "properties" dialog on the right, activate the component dropdown list, you will probably find that the controls that you expect to be within the group box are not!

To remedy this, draw your group box away from the controls you wish to include within it. Click each control that you wish to add into the group box, holding the CTRL key to multi-select them. Now hold the ALT key and drag the controls into the group box.

Now when you look within the component dropdown list in the properties dialog, you should see that your controls are now within the group box.

If this is not what you are after, then I would suggest the same as Chuck, contact tech support.


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July 19, 2017, 08:46 AM
Thank you for the tip, I will give it a try!

WF 8.0.08 (Prod); WF 8.2.06 (Dev)