Ctrl and drag to create new instance

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Would be nice to be able to hold down Ctrl whilst on an object on the canvas and then when dragging the mouse creating a new instance of that object.
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gianouts

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FlairBuilder now supports Alt+Drag to duplicate a component. I just noticed that it only duplicates a single component or a set if previously grouped together.

If two or more components are selected, it will not do anythings else than simply move around those components while dragging.

I think that it should duplicate the entire selection, no matter how components are selected.

What do you think?
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gianouts

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I agree it should duplicate the entire selection regardless of the grouping. Ctrl+Drag would still also be my preference, mainly because I use Visio so often and are so used to this.
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I remembered that Ctrl+Drag is used to move containers, such as tabs or groupbox.
Maybe somewhere in the future I'll make the shortcut keys customizable but for now I'm forced to support some very specific features. The fact is that when dealing with containers you may want to select something in the component with click+drag or you may want to move the container. That's why I put that key combination in place, Ctrl+Drag.

I'll put the selection duplication on top of my TODO list. :-)
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The latest build, b12 have this implemented. Thanks for your patience. See details here: http://www.flaribuilder.com/yet-anoth...