Containers are objects on the flipchart page that can contain other objects. This allows you to create activities whereby objects are recognised and either accepted or rejected. An object that does not match the chosen properties is rejected when someone attempts to drop it into the container.
You can select container properties and therefore define the container's behaviour, in the Container section of the Property Browser.
- • Any type of object can be a container, but it must be larger than the objects to be contained. A large shape is ideal.
- • The object to be contained must be in front of the container. Therefore it must be either:
- ○ On a higher layer than the container, or,
- ○ Higher in the stacking order on the same layer as the container.
- • Containers can contain other containers, allowing you to create nested containers.
- • Annotations that are drawn directly into a container object are automatically contained.
Creating a container
It may help to change the Name property of the objects in the Identification section of the Property Browser to easily identify the objects on your flipchart page. If you wish to have more than one object contained, then you should also add Keywords to the objects to be contained.
- Select an object on your flipchart page that you want to be the container.
- Open the Property Browser and scroll down and expand the Container section.
- Set the properties for your container, e.g. the Can Contain option can be set to Nothing, Anything, Specific Object or Keywords.
- The Contain Rule should be set to Completely Contained or Centres Must Match.
- You can also choose to play a sound if an object is contained correctly, by setting Reward Sound to True, and selecting a file to play in Reward Sound Location.
- In turn, select each object to be contained. Open the Property Browser, scroll down and expand the Container section.
- Set the Return if not Contained option to be True, so that the object will return to its original position, if it does not match the Can Contain or Contain Rule properties that you set on your container.