Disabling items in an option-style button

Sarah sarahr at genesearch.com.au
Sun Aug 18 22:52:00 CDT 2002


Two thoughts here:

In the menu types were this is supported, you don't need to put the 
bracket before the dash. The dash itself is used as a special character 
to indicate a dividing line rather than an extra item. The dash on it's 
own will give you a dividing line or space.

I have tested all the different types of menu buttons and this 
technique works on all except the combo box. Under OS X, it certainly 
works with an option menu.

Cheers,
Sarah


On Friday, August 16, 2002, at 08:55  pm, Jan Schenkel wrote:

> 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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