Menu option on Mac

Andres Martinez andres at
Tue Dec 11 15:48:26 EST 2007

Thanks Devin

It worked perfectly!!!  :  )

Andres Martinez

On Dec 11, 2007, at 3:22 PM, Devin Asay wrote:

> On Dec 11, 2007, at 9:49 AM, Andres Martinez wrote:
>> Hello
>> The simple applications that we develop do not use Menubars.  
>> However, the default Menubar created by Revolution on the stand  
>> alone for Mac includes the "About..." option as the first one, and  
>> I would like to do something when the user select that option.
>> I have seen some Revolution applications doing this. How can I do it?
> Andres,
> In order to make the About... option in the default standalone menu  
> work on a Mac, you'll have to create at least a minimal menu. The  
> easiest way to do this is to open Tools > Menu Builder. Create a new  
> menu and give it a name, say "myMenu". Then delete the File and Edit  
> menus. In the remaining "Help" menu, delete the first item, "Help",  
> leaving only a "-" and the "About" item on the next line. Then close  
> the Menu Builder. Hide the new group. In the group script create a  
> menuPick handler like this:
> on menuPick what
>  switch what
>    case "About"
>      -- display the about box here
>      break
>  end switch
> end menuPick
> In an openStack or preOpenStack handler make this group the menubar  
> group:
>  on openstack
>    set the menubar of this stack to "myMenu"
>  end openstack
> Now when you create a standalone from the stack the about menu will  
> function. You don't have to worry about the Quit option because the  
> OS handles that.
> Others may have different ideas about how to do this, but this will  
> work.
> Devin
> Devin Asay
> Humanities Technology and Research Support Center
> Brigham Young University
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