questions re button behavior
Jeanne A. E. DeVoto
jeanne at runrev.com
Thu Oct 17 02:58:19 EDT 2002
At 4:18 PM -0700 10/14/2002, Alan Gayne wrote:
>1. I've recently created a number of "popUp" menu buttons with 3 to 7
>lines of content. No matter how I fiddle the settings I can't seem to
>get these to show a border - I've made sure that the "show border" check
>box is checked and that works fine with "pulldown" menu buttons, but not
>on the "popUp". I want to use the "popUp" style because I want the
>menus to appear off to the side, not straight down. This is probably
>something simple - but I haven't been able to figure it out.
As far as I know, you can't get the popup style to appear with a border.
I'd create a standard or rectangle button to show on the screen, put the
popup button behind it, and use this in the rectangle button:
popup button "The Popup" at the bottomLeft of me
>2. Is it possible to set the label of a "pulldown" button to one font
>and the menu list to another?
>3. I've created a tab button whose background color changes depending
>on the menuPick choice. This works fine in OS 9.2.2, but no color
>appears at all in OS X 10.1.5. This behavior does not seem to apply to
>other button styles. Is this a limitation of the appearance manager
>which I will have to live with?
I believe so, unfortunately. About the best I can offer is to include a
rectangular graphic sized to fit in front of the tab, and change its
backgroundColor depending on the choice made.
Jeanne A. E. DeVoto ~ jeanne at runrev.com
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