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editDisplayLayerMembers [-fullNames] [-noRecurse]

editDisplayLayerMembers is undoable, queryable, and NOT editable.

This command is used to query and edit membership of display layers. No equivalent 'remove' command is necessary since all objects must be in exactly one display layer. Removing an object from a layer can be accomplished by adding it to a different layer.

Return value

intNumber of objects added to the layer
string[]Query: List of objects in layer

In query mode, return type is based on queried flag.


displayLayer, display, layer, member, relationship


createDisplayLayer, editDisplayLayerGlobals, layerButton


fullNames, noRecurse
Long name (short name) Argument types Properties
-noRecurse(-nr) createquery
If set then only add selected objects to the display layer. Otherwise all descendants of the selected objects will also be added.
-fullNames(-fn) query
(Query only.) If set then return the full DAG paths of the objects in the layer. Otherwise return just the name of the object.

Flag can appear in Create mode of command Flag can appear in Edit mode of command
Flag can appear in Query mode of command Flag can be used more than once in a command.

MEL examples

editDisplayLayerMembers displayLayer1 sphere1 cone1;
// Result : 2
editDisplayLayerMembers -q displayLayer1;
// Result : sphere1 cone1
editDisplayLayerMembers displayLayer1 expression1 sphere2;
// Warning : Only DAG objects can be in a display layer.  'expression1' ignored.
// Result : 1