pete at mollysrevenge.com
Thu Jan 12 11:33:34 CST 2012
Yep, it should work, that's what's so frustrating. Even weirder still is
that if I send a mouseDown message to the File button from the message box,
everything works just fine, just not when I click on the File menu!!!!!
The ironic thing about all this is that I really don't care if I have menus
in this application or not. All the functionality in the menus is
available by clicking buttons in a toolbar at the top of the main screen.
I'm only putting them there because HIG says they should be there.
On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 6:00 AM, Peter M. Brigham, MD <pmbrig at gmail.com>wrote:
> That approach should work fine -- I just tested it again on my system, and
> I use this kind of thing all the time to build menus on the fly. Maybe you
> could post your scripts so we could see what's going on?
> -- Peter
> Peter M. Brigham
> pmbrig at gmail.com
> On Jan 12, 2012, at 2:10 AM, Pete wrote:
> > OK, now on to the next step. Menus working fine, all scripted.
> > Now I want to add a menu item to the File menu in certain circumstances.
> > coded a mouseDown handler in the button named "File" in my menu group to
> > this. It gets the text of the menu, adds the text for the new menu item
> > the end and puts it back into the menu's text property. New text never
> > appears. Set a breakpoint at the start of the handler so I can check my
> > logic, even inserted a breakpoint command. Never breaks. The menuPick
> > right there in the same script and it works fine so why doesn't mouseDown
> > get handled?
> > On Wed, Jan 11, 2012 at 9:06 PM, J. Landman Gay <
> jacque at hyperactivesw.com>wrote:
> >> On 1/11/12 10:41 PM, Joe Lewis Wilkins wrote:
> >>> Jacqi,
> >>> Your explanation should appear on the "Menu Builder" Dialog from a
> >>> Help Button thereon. It would save a lot of newbies gobs of hair
> >>> follicles.
> >> Thanks. I thought it was in the User Guide but I just looked and
> >> find much. Once you "get it", everything falls into place. But you're
> >> there needs to be something more specific in the docs about the overall
> >> idea.
> >> There's a whole scripting conference stack just about menus too:
> >> <http://www.runrev.com/**developers/lessons-and-**
> >> tutorials/tutorials/online-**scripting-conferences/<
> >> Jeanne DeVoto wrote it and she's an excellent documenter. I forgot to
> >> to that in my other post.
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