Group or ungroup objects
Grouping two or more objects in Microsoft® Expression Blend creates a new
layout panel and places those objects within that layout panel. Placing two or more objects together
in a layout panel enables you to easily select, move, and transform
the group as if the objects in that group were one object. Grouping is also useful for identifying
objects that are related to each other in some way, such as the various buttons that make
up a navigation element. When you ungroup objects, you are simply deleting the layout panel that contained the objects.
||To select or move an individual object within a layout panel, or to
edit the properties of an individual object, use Direct Selection
to select the object. To rotate or transform only the selected object,
after selecting the object with Direct Selection
To group objects into a new layout panel
- Select the objects that you want to group.
- On the Object menu, point to Group
Into, and then click the type of layout panel in which you want the group to reside.
||If you select Viewbox, Border, or ScrollViewer to group
your objects, the objects are placed in a new Grid panel within the Viewbox, Border, or ScrollViewer. If you ungroup objects in one
of these layout panels, only the Viewbox, Border, or ScrollViewer is deleted, while the Grid panel remains. To delete the Grid panel,
ungroup the objects again.
To ungroup objects and delete their layout panel
- Select the groups that you want to ungroup.
- On the Object menu, click Ungroup.
||You can also group or ungroup objects by
using Group Into or Ungroup when you right-click the selected
items in the project window.
For information about how to select objects in Expression Blend, see Select or deselect objects.
For information about different types of layout panels, see