Disabling items in an option-style button

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Fri Aug 16 20:44:03 CDT 2002


Jan,

Both the "option" and "combobox" buttons actually use fields to display
their contents (under the hood), and there is no way to draw a line in a
field (right now).

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan Schenkel" <janschenkel at yahoo.com>
To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 5:52 AM
Subject: Disabling items in an option-style button


> Hi all,
>
> In the process of preparing a conversion of an
> existing FoxPro program to RunRev, I ran into a small
> problem.
>
> Here's the deal:
> The user can choose a country from a popup-menu with
> 14 items: the first is the selected item; the second a
> disabled horizontal line; then the 10 pre-selected
> items from the preferences; then another disabled
> horizontal line; then the item 'Other...' which
> displays a complete list where the user can pick when
> it's not in the 10 pre-selected items.
>
> So for testing purposes i made an option menu
>
> Belgium
> (-
> Belgium
> Netherlands
> Luxembourg
> United Kingdom
> France
> Germany
> Italy
> Spain
> Portugal
> United States
> (-
> Other...
>
> However, RunRev stubbornly refuses to disable the
> horizontal lines, if you're working with an option or
> combo-box style button.
>
> Admittedly, I can mimick the behaviour by building a
> substack, setting the menuName of the option button to
> that substack, and have it show a
> 'preOpenStack'-prepared version of a collection of 12
> buttons and two horizontal lines.
>
> But is this workaround really necessary or am I
> missing something obvious? Btw, I'm running Revolution
> 1.1.1r2 under WinME.
>
> Jan Schenkel.
>
> "As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish
> at the same time."  (De Rochefoucald)
>
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