Combobox

Pete pete at mollysrevenge.com
Thu Jun 30 22:10:55 CDT 2011


Thanks Ken.  I guess since I don;t work on Windows very often, I wasn't
aware of that. The custom option menu you mentioned sounds like what I've
just put together this afternoon, except I put a little plus sign at the
corner of the option menu that trigger adding a new value.  WHo knows, maybe
it will become a Drop Tools candidate when it grows up!

Just to clarify, are you saying that option menus on Macs are different than
on Windows in general, or just LC option menus?

Pete
Molly's Revenge <http://www.mollysrevenge.com>




On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 7:30 PM, Ken Ray <kray at sonsothunder.com> wrote:

>
> > Another quirk I just discovered with comboboxes.  Setting the menuHistory
> of
> > a combobox displays the correct choice, but subsequent clicks on the
> arrow
> > to display the choices do not position the list of choices at the
> displayed
> > value, as it does with an option menu.  In fairness, the dictionary does
> not
> > claim it will do that for comboboxes but it seems a little strange that
> it
> > doesn't.
>
> It's actually a cross-platform issue; option buttons on Windows don't pop
> up
> with the selected choice like they do in Mac OS, so from a Windows
> perspective, combo boxes and option button are both consistent and the Mac
> option button is the "oddity".
>
> ;D
>
> I don't usually use LC's combo boxes - I made a custom version of my own
> with a field and a truncated option button and I've used that in a handful
> of projects.
>
>
> Ken Ray
> Sons of Thunder Software, Inc.
> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
>
>
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