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Move an object to a different layer or parent

When fine-tuning the layout of the elements in your document, you might want to move an element (such as a Button) from one layout panel (such as a Grid) to another. For example, you might do this if you want the element to be aligned with the other elements of the destination panel.

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The following procedure assumes that you have at least two layout panels that contain child elements within a document.

  1. On the Toolbar, click Direct SelectionCc295251.6dd6571f-c116-451d-8dd2-1f88b8406362(en-us,Expression.30).png, and then click the element on the artboard that you want to move in your Microsoft Expression Blend document.

  2. Drag the element over another layout panel that can accept a child element. You should see a dashed bounding box and a text prompt if the panel can accept a child element.

  3. Press the ALT key, release the mouse button, and then release the ALT key to drop the element into the new parent container.

    A dashed border around a layout panel indicates that the panel can accept the element that you are moving
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You can also move elements between layout panels by dragging them under Objects and Timeline.

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