Edit - Select All / None / Inverse

Changes selection throughout entire component at once.


Select All

Select all objects or pixels in the component.

Select None

Deselect all objects or pixels in the component.

Select Inverse

Invert the selection. Those items that were not selected will become selected, while those that were selected will be deselected.


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Select All and Select None are obvious in action, as seen above using an image as an example.


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Select Inverse is a very useful command, because sometimes when making a selection it is easier to pick out those things we do not want to select. For example, if we ultimately would like to select the land area of South America in the images above, it is easier to first use Touch Select to select ocean areas and to then use Edit - Select Inverse to get the land areas. The ocean regions are very even in color and can be selected with a single click. The land areas contain many different colors and would take many clicks when using a reasonable tolerance setting with Touch Select.


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These commands also work with drawing layers. In the sequence above, we would like to retain a circular region of lines in a drawing layer while deleting all other lines. We do this by selecting the circular region, choosing Select Inverse and then deleting the new selection (all the lines except the ones we want).


These commands also work with charts, tables and even forms.


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For example, if one control in a form is selected, using Select Inverse will select the other controls.