Disabling an Option Menu item

Edwin Gore edgore at shinra.com
Sat Apr 19 21:51:02 EDT 2003


I'm experimenting now trying to decide if it looks weirder with a field and
a pop-up or switching the look and feel over to mac for that one card...

Any chance this will get fixed in time for 2.0? It seems odd that it works
under the Mac and Mosaic look and feel under windows, but not under the W95
look and feel.

Is it an issue with the Windwos interface standards? (What standards!?!?!)

Thanks,

Edwin Gore

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jan Schenkel" <janschenkel at yahoo.com>
To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: Disabling an Option Menu item


> --- Edwin Gore <edgore at shinra.com> wrote:
> > Is it possible? I am letting a user import a
> > delimited text file, then I snag the first line of
> > it and display each item with an option menu
> > underneath it. Each item on the option menu maps to
> > a field on a card. When the user selects an item
> > from the menu (thereby mapping that item from the
> > text file to a card field) I want to disable that
> > menu item, so the user can only map one field in the
> > text file to one field on the card.
> >
> > When I try this, I just get a paren in front of the
> > item, and it remains selectable.
> >
> > I can't use a compbo box, because the user isn't
> > allowed to type anything in, I can't use a pop-up or
> > drop down menu because I want the user's selction to
> > remain beneath the field they are mapping...
> >
> > I'm at a loss.
>
> Hi Edwin,
>
> Sad to say it's a known issue with Option menus in
> Windows ; you can't include a divider line either.
> As a workaround, I've used a field in conjunction with
> a popup-menu. Or you could
>   set the lookAndFeel to "Macintosh"
> in which case you'll get the disabled lines, but
> that's not a real solution.
>
> Jan Schenkel.
>
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