Getting the line number from "on menupick"
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Fri Nov 13 12:02:31 CST 2009
Richard Miller wrote:
> In this situation, the instance of duplicate menu items actually serves
> the end user, as it encourages them to create more descriptive labels.
> These menu items are videos that have been imported into my program. The
> original video file names are just a series of numbers (like
> 12453253.mov). When they get imported into my program, they are assigned
> a label, "un-named video". This label is what users see in the pulldown
> menu when they go to access one of these videos. So unless they've given
> the video a more descriptive label (they can label a video just about
> anything they want), the menu can display a list with some items of the
> same name.
I agree that users are unpredictable and you have to expect anything.
But wouldn't duplicate menu item names confuse the user as well? How
would they know which video they were actually selecting?
Jan's suggestion was brilliant, I wish I'd thought of using tags.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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