Suggestion for AI2 - draw blocks with opaque bounding rectangle

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Ted Inoue

Mar 6, 2014, 11:15:51 AM3/6/14
Problem: when you expand a block and it overlays other blocks, the transparency of the top block lets the other block be visible, making it confusing as to which code you are seeing.
In addition, if you edit the top block, sometimes it grabs elements from the underlying block, causing inadvertent code changes.

Fix: Draw blocks with opaque backgrounds covering the full bounding rectangle of the code block. This eliminates both issues, assuming you stick with the WYSIWYG editing of blocks. If you can't see it, you can't accidentally edit it.


Mar 6, 2014, 12:43:19 PM3/6/14
Hi Ted, thanks for your suggestion. We would love to have a contribution for this. You can find all documentation needed to make changes in AI here:

Looking forward to your contribution!


Jos Flores

Mar 6, 2014, 5:32:02 PM3/6/14
to Ted Inoue, mitappinventortest

Hi Ted, please reply to the list.

That's fantastic news. Let us know if we can be of any help.



On 6 Mar 2014 17:27, "Ted Inoue" <> wrote:
Thanks for the pointer. I'm reviewing the info on the project now and will peruse the source to see if I can grok it sufficiently to contribute to the project.

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