javascript: how to access the elements of a group?

Engaged ,
Dec 05, 2021 Dec 05, 2021

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Hello,

I have the problem to access the elements of a group with javascript.

 

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var vDocRef = app.activeDocument;
var vSelection = vDocRef.selection;
var vLen = vSelection.length;
for (var i = 0; i < vLen; i++) { // for-03
			vName = vSelection[i].name;
			alert(i + " " + vName + " " + vSelection[i].typename);
				if (vSelection[i].typename == "GroupItem") { 
					// how to access to the group elements?
					alert("gruppe " + vSelection[i].groupItems.length); // is 0, but why?
				}
}

 

 

But the alert shows only/allways zero (0) and I can't access the elements of the group. What can I do?

 

Jens.

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Advisor , Dec 05, 2021 Dec 05, 2021
You're getting 0 because vSelection[i] is a groupItem, but doesn't contain groupItems as members of the group.  Change the line to alert("gruppe " + vSelection[i].pageItems.length);

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You're getting 0 because vSelection[i] is a groupItem, but doesn't contain groupItems as members of the group.  Change the line to

 

alert("gruppe " + vSelection[i].pageItems.length);

 

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Hello and thanks for the tip. That will do it. Now I can write my script to the end. 

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