Changing the state of a button when dropped correct

Aug 27, 2013


I am using a drag and drop question in a spelling exercise for children.

They have to drop the correct verb in each sentence. Some of the sentences are questions and this implies that the verb stands at the beginning of the sentence and should have a capital letter when dropped correctly. They cannot have a capital letter in the normal state, because that is too much of a hint about the correct solution of the question.

For these verbs I have added the state 'Drop correct' and I have also added a trigger to this button:

Action: Change state of

On Object: Button 18 - 'profiteer'

To state: Drop Correct

When: Object dropped on

Object: Button 18- 'profiteer'

Dropped on: Button 14 (in this case this is the right answer)

We have tried everyting, but when we preview the slide or the whole scene, the verb does not get a capital letter when it's supposed to. Can anybody help me?

Thanks in advance,


11 Replies
Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Tim,

Just an FYI that I ran a quick test with a Drop Correct state after first trying a custom state, because I wasn't sure drop correct would work. But, both did work.

Could be that it IS an issue, but just wanted to throw that out there. And tx for also contributing take a community (to incorrectly quote Hillary C).

Stephanie Kerckaert


Thanks already for your replies.

I have attached one of the problematic slides (it's in Dutch )

The word 'verras' is supposed to become 'Verras' with capital letter, when dropped in the second sentence (the correct solution)

I hope you guys can help me with this!


Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Stephanie,

I THINK it may be that it wasn't working correctly because the drag items are buttons, rather than shapes. Is there a reason you used buttons? If not, take a look at slide 2 - a duplicate slide I made.

I left everything the same EXCEPT I

  • inserted a shape beside your original verras button (I formatted it to look very much like your button in terms of colors and size)
  • added the Drop Correct state to it and made this state have a capital V
  • changed the quiz and replaced your original verras button with this verras shape as a drag item
  • added your "change the state trigger..." to this verras shape

When I drag it onto the 2nd sentence, it DOES have a capital V.

If this works for your purposes, you would of course have to delete your original verras button. Also you'd need to change your other 2 "drag" buttons to shapes.

If this doesn't work, please shout out with any questions.

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