Unique problem

charles61 cszasz at mac.com
Tue Jul 27 12:39:15 CDT 2010


Hi Bob,

That is a good idea but I don't know how to script this in the open file menu. 

Charles Szasz
cszasz at mac.com




On Jul 27, 2010, at 1:35 PM, Bob Sneidar-2 [via Runtime Revolution] wrote:

> Make the student files only accessible after going to the student section of the app. Do the same for the Adult files. (I assume you mean "Teachers"). 
> 
> Barring that, does your app actually do the opening? Then create a command that opens the file, determines if it is a student or "adult" file, and sets the menu's accordingly. 
> 
> Without actually seeing the app, that's all I can offer. I don't think there is a system message that gets fired off when you open a file. 
> 
> Bob 
> 
> 
> On Jul 27, 2010, at 10:16 AM, charles61 wrote: 
> 
> > 
> > I have developed an app that deals with student files and adult files. When 
> > the user goes to the student section, the file menu items for adults is 
> > disabled. And, when the user goes to the adult section, the file menu items 
> > for students is disabled. I set up my app like so that the user would not be 
> > able to create a student file and then save it by accident as an adult file 
> > and visa vera. 
> > 
> > Here is my unique problem: When I save a student file and then later 
> > reopened it in the student section of the app, the adult menus items are not 
> > disabled. I used a preOpenCard handler: 
> > 
> > on preopenCard 
> >   mark this card 
> >   enable menuItem 1 of button "File" of group "menubar 1" -->Student 
> >   disable menuItem 2 of button "File" of group "menubar 1" -->Adult 
> >   enable menuItem 3 of button "File" of group "menubar 1" -->Student 
> >   disable menuItem 4 of button "File" of group "menubar 1" -->Adult 
> >   enable menuItem 5 of button "File" of group "menubar 1" -->Student 
> >   disable menuItem 6 of button "File" of group "menubar 1" -->Adult 
> > end preopenCard 
> > 
> > I understand why the script doesn't work because I am not opening a card 
> > when I open a file. This is verified when I go back through the file and 
> > then come back to the card. The menuitems are disabled as expected.  I don't 
> > have a clue how to handle this problem! So, script suggestions will be 
> > welcomed with open arms! 
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