Layer Rename Bug

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  • Minor issue when renaming layer

    When you have an action like Sprite | Spawn Sprite2 on layer "Layer 0", and then decide to rename the layer to anything else, it does not change the code to reflect the new name.

    LayerBug.capx ... erBug.capx

    Shows the layer name issue

    It doesn't actually do much, just shows the issue.

    Steps to Reproduce Bug

    • Create an action that needs a layer to be refernced
    • Change the actual name of the layer
    • See the reference layer be the same name as it was before you renamed it

    Observed Result

    Referenced layer name stays the same.

    Expected Result

    The referenced layer name to change, similar to how when you rename a sprite or variable for it to be reflected the whole way through the code.

    Operating System and Service Pack

    Windows 7, Service Pack 1

    Construct 2 Version ID

    Release 234 (64-bit)

  • Yeah the same goes for group references in actions (e.g. set group 'xyz' active).

    I doubt that these are actual bugs, more kind of "missing" features I guess.

  • Yeah, that was my thought too. But if for some reason I had a layer named "L1" and one named "L2" and then switched the names, things might go a bit weird; so figured I'd report it.

  • Closing as not a bug: this is more of a feature request. It's also not always possible to update the actions correctly. For example if you have an action to spawn on layer "Layer" & index, then rename "Layer0" to "Background0", it is impossible for C2 to know to update your action to say "Background" & index. You will always have to make that kind of change manually.

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  • That's cool, thanks for your speedy response Ashley

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