Menu button with different fonts in label and menu?
jonathandlynch at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 13:55:29 CDT 2010
I am just putting this in, in case someone needs to do this in the future.
This script creates a disabled image of the button, slightly cropped in, and
places it in the spot on the button where it should go.
This way, you can then go in and change the font of the button to a symbol
or wingding font, and the button will still appear to have a label with a
This is the script:
on mousedown tButton
if (tButton = 3) and (the environment = "development") and (the commandkey
is down) then
put the short name of me into tName
if exists(image (tName & "-Button Image")) = true then
delete image (tName & "-Button Image")
put 3 into tCropAmount
put the rect of me into tRect
put item 1 of tRect into tLeft
put item 2 of tRect into tTop
put item 3 of tRect into tRight
put item 4 of tRect into tBottom
put tLeft + tCropAmount into tNewLeft
put tTop + tCropAmount into tNewTop
put the left of this stack into tStackLeft
put the Top of this stack into tStackTop
put (tCropAmount + tStackLeft + tLeft) into tLeft
put (tCropAmount + tStackTop + tTop) into tTop
put (tStackLeft + tRight - tCropAmount) into tRight
put (tStackTop + tBottom - tCropAmount) into tBottom
import snapshot from rect tLeft,tTop,tRight,tBottom
put the id of the last image of this stack into tImageID
put the owner of me into tOwner
if word 1 of tOwner = "Group" then
put the short name of the owner of me into tGroupName
Copy image id tImageID to group tGroupName
put the id of it into tNewID
delete image id tImageID
put tNewID into tImageID
set the name of image id tImageID to tName & "-Button Image"
set the topleft of image ID tImageID to tNewLeft,tNewTop
set the disabled of image id tImageID to true
On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 5:03 PM, Jonathan Lynch <jonathandlynch at gmail.com>wrote:
> In case anyone needs to do this, I figured out how.
> Create an image, with the desired label text and place it over the the
> pulldown menu button. Then set the disabled of the image to true. The image
> is not altered when it is disabled, so the button still appears to have a
> standard font - actually it is the image made to look like the button, but
> the user will not realize that. When you click on a disabled image, the
> click goes through to the object below. In this case, the object below is a
> button using wingdings font.
> On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 9:58 AM, <jonathandlynch at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sending mouseup to a pulldown menu does not make the menu appear. Using
>> popup on a pulldown menu messes up the appearance of the button. This is on
>> an older version or Rev that I use at work.
>> If you disable a field, you can click through it - but the text in the
>> disabled field will be grey.
>> Thanks, though - do you have any other suggestions? I think I am going to
>> have to resort to using a substack for the menuitems of that button.
>> ------Original Message------
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>> Subject: Re: Menu button with different fonts in label and menu?
>> Sent: Aug 25, 2010 8:47 AM
>> When you say graying out the text, have you set the blendLevel of the
>> to some number, like 50? If so, you can see the underlying object, but the
>> text is grayed. Try setting the "transparent" of the field instead. Then
>> text remains sharp, and only the white space is removed.
>> As for letting messages through, I think you will have to script this,
>> sending a mouseUp to the object of interest explicitly. The lockText of
>> field should be set to "true".
>> Craig Newman
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