forward slash in Option button
dcragg at lacscentre.co.uk
Fri Jun 30 05:33:05 CDT 2006
Apologies if this has been covered before.
I want to make an option button that displays a hierarchy of
sequential directory paths (the kind of thing you see in some FTP and
file browsers). The contents would look something like this:
I have 2 questions/concerns.
1. The docs say that "/" is a special character in menu items. (To
quote: "Putting the / character anywhere in a line makes the next
character the keyboard equivalent for the menu item.") This doesn't
seem to be the case with Option menus, and they display normally.
(And escaping with "//" displays "//".) However, I can't see this
specifically described in the docs. Can someone confirm that this is
the case (i.e. that / is allowed in Option menus)?
2. On Mac OS X (Windows seems OK), if there is only a single line in
the menu, and that is "/", then the button behaves as if there were
no contents at all -- no menu pops up and no menuPick message is
received. One workaround appears to be to put a space after the "/".
But if someone knows a better way, which doesn't involve special
parsing in the menuPick message, could you let me know.
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