[SOLVED] Create/copy instance from object

Discussion in 'Programming' started by RisingKane, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. RisingKane

    RisingKane Guest

    Hey there everyone

    I'm trying to make something, but it's getting really difficult. I'd like to share it with you.

    I have one button object on screen, called 'obj_button'. I made a piece of code so I can drag and drop it anywhere I want, and it's working fine. But what I'm trying to achieve next, is to, as soon as I press the left mouse button on 'obj_button', create/copy an instance of 'obj_button'. My current code is cloning the button from the original and the cloned instances, but I'd like it to happen only from the original (first) button that was on screen.

    I tried to make it like this:

    //This one is inside the 'Left Pressed' mouse button event for 'obj_button'
    if ((mouse_x  >= initial button x position && mouse_x  <= final button x position) && mouse_y == button y position) {
          drag = true;
    else {
    I have created one variable called 'drag' in the create event for the 'obj_button' and initialized it as false.
    I have also set 'drag' to false in the 'Left Released' event.

    Do you have an idea why it's not working?
  2. joqlepecheur

    joqlepecheur Member

    Apr 4, 2017
    You are probably using a with statement ? In that case you need to target the instance, not the generic object name

    Is there a reason for creating another instance instead of moving obj_button ?
  3. titusthreex

    titusthreex Guest

    If you want to copy the original object only, you must add a variable that indicates the object is either the original or a clone.

    In your create event :
    this_object="original"; // you can use boolean or anything

    All duplicate instances should be labeled "clone" so as not to create a duplicate. In your left mouse button:

    if (this_object="original")
    with( instance_copy(true)) {this_object="clone"}
    Not certain if instance_copy is a good choice as it creates a duplicate at the same x,y. Might wan to use instance_create.
  4. RisingKane

    RisingKane Guest

    It worked guys, sorry it took so long for me to answer, but I've been really busy lately. Thanks again for all your support!

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