Capture Left and Top properties before Drag event


Hello everyone! I have 6 elements in a scene. Each has a Drag action (Control Element Position) and Run JavaScript action (function abc) associated with it.

In this JS function 'abc’I am using hypeDocument.getElementProperty(element, ‘left’) and hypeDocument.getElementProperty(element, ‘top’) to get an element’s x and y values - but these x and y are after the Drag event has started because this JS function ‘abc’ starts with the Drag event.

How can I know the original x and y (left and top) values of each element before the Drag event and be able to use these values in this JS function, abc? Thanks for your help, as always.



Try the following in your JS code:

if(event['hypeGesturePhase'] == hypeDocument.kHypeGesturePhaseStart) {
	var x = hypeDocument.getElementProperty(element, 'left');
	var y = hypeDocument.getElementProperty(element, 'top');

console.log(x, y);

Note the use of “.kHypeGesturePhaseStart” which records the object’s location at the start of the drag.

See the Documentation for more about the “On Drag” handler & ‘hypeGesturePhase’ (also do a Forum search for more examples).


Jim, thank you so much. Worked like a charm:) I didn’t think I could use that function since I already started the drag event, but that’s what it is intended for - I get it now:) Thanks again for your help.