Creating sub-menus a la the inspector?
jhurley at infostations.com
Sat Oct 29 16:37:09 CDT 2005
>If I understand correctly your question, you want to build a menu
>with sub-menus (a hierarchical menu).
>That's easy using tabs you place in front of menu items to specify
>they are sub-menu items.
>With this method, you can build hierarchical menus including as many
>rows as you need.
>You will build your menu on-the-fly at mouseDown in the way you want
>according to the number of items you have to display :-)
>Have a look at my "How to Build and Manage Dynamic Menus" available
>from Tutorials Picker to get started:
>. How to build on-the-fly a menu with sub-menus from an outline
>stored into a custom property.
>. How to add contextual items, checkmark, activate or disable menu
>. How to respond to the user's actions: choosing a menu item, using a
>keyboard shortcut, etc.
Thanks a lot. I tried using the tab before, but all I got was something like:
Etc. That is the literal result of what I put in the button text.
On exploring further, I see the tab creates a submenu only in Pull
Down and Pop Up styles. I think that was where I went wrong earlier.
Small bug: If you create a PullDown button, change it to a Combo Box,
and then back to a PullDown, the button name disappears. Only by
putting the cursor into the Labels field and hitting return, will the
button name (not the label name) reappear. This applies to 2.6 and
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