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kofuji
Nintex Newbie

Selecting objects within a form Panel object

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First, I'm new to Nintex forms.  I've got a fairly complex form that has been created on a SharePoint 2013 portal and it has two Panels with visibility controlled with a radio button. In each of the panels there are several fields with labels and lots of formatting.  I need to rearrange the existing object is each panel, but can't seem to select the existing labels, fields etc, without Ctrl-clicking each one individually. This is very frustrating and causing lots of headaches. Is there a way to lasso groups of objects when you are within a panel in the same fashion as when working on the design surface / grid?

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bamaeric
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Re: Selecting objects within a form Panel object

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Hi Michael,

You can select multiple fields at once by holding the left click button and dragging to select the controls you want to select. Just make sure you start a little outside and higher than the top of your fields. You can also hold the Ctrl button, left click, and drag to select and add controls to ones you've already selected. It might take a little practice but it's a helpful feature.

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kofuji
Nintex Newbie

Re: Selecting objects within a form Panel object

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Hi Eric,

Thanks for the reply.  Unfortunately, this does not seem to work for objects embedded within the panel. This technique works great for objects on the design surface, but once they are dropped inside a Panel container, the left-click / lassoing results in the Panel being selected and moved as a complete set.

I hope I'm doing something wrong because this is going to be a major headache for me as this list implementation matures.

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bamaeric
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Re: Selecting objects within a form Panel object

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Hi Michael,

Make sure you start your drag selection of the fields outside of the panel and in the "margin" outside of the form. I'm able to accomplish selecting multiple fields within a panel at once by starting my left click and drag about an inch left and an inch in the margin above the fields I want to select.

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Automation Master
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Re: Selecting objects within a form Panel object

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you just have to start selection outside of panel boundaries and drag it over controls inside panel

 

 

 

 

only controls that fully falls into drawn box are selected

 

 

‌ select group‌

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kofuji
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Re: Selecting objects within a form Panel object

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I knew I had to be missing something.  I never tried starting outside of the panel with the lasso, but that works perfect.

I appreciate everyone's input!  Thanks!!

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