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Currently working on a project where I often have to bring an object to the front in a container. Currently I achieve this with the following code:

bringContainerToFront(container) {
	const parent = container.parent
    parent.removeChild(container)
    parent.addChild(container)
}

Is the a more succinct way that just removing the child and adding it back again?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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About adding/removing performance: there's an array inside. Guess the cost. https://github.com/pixijs/pixijs/blob/9c1861b83f2d2bdb75235ada648d76d465ba0071/packages/display/src/Container.ts#L144-L181

There is different way: use "@pixi/layers" , https://pixijs.io/examples/#/plugin-layers/bringToTop.js . It goes through all the tree every frame and marks which objects have to be rendered in which containers, temporarily, without changing actual parent.

Create a top layer, make sure its always on top of your stage (the last child, put all other objects in other container maybe). Do "sprite.parentLayer = topLayer" every time you want to bring a sprite to front. This operation wont actually move anything anywhere.

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