How Does One Display A Leadind "-" In A PopUp Menu?

Rob Cozens rcozens at
Wed Dec 3 12:04:20 CST 2003

>>Can someone explain to me WHY Revolution chooses to ignore a line I 
>>placed in a popUp menu?  It's there because I want it there; so 
>>where does the engine get off ignoring my wishes?
>Probably because a hyphen is the symbol for a menu divider. Using it 
>in a line of text is apt to confuse the engine.

That was my presumption too, Jacque; but more along the lines of 
avoiding "-" being sent as an argument to menuPick.

But I'm not asking "-" to be sent, I want "-09" & "---".  And if I 
had some arcane interface where I wanted "-" as a menuPick, why 
shouldn't I be able to have it?...and if there is a good reason why I 
can't have "-", why should that lock me out of ALL strings beginning 
with "-"?

Please, Run Rev Team, don't protect me from myself to the extent you 
take away my options...especially when, AFAICS, there is nothing 
worth protecting me from here.

Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)

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