how to "check" a entry in a statusiconmenu

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Thu May 2 17:21:58 CDT 2013


Thanks Matthias, I'll take a look - I did look in the dictionary and didn;t
find anything but not surprising since it's experimental.

Pete
lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>


On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 2:22 PM, Matthias Rebbe <
matthias_livecode_150811 at m-r-d.de> wrote:

> Peter,
>
> thanks for your explanations. The status icon  is an experimental feature
> of LC (since 4.5). For more information just search for "Status icon
> support" in the LC release notes.
>
> In the meantime i received a reply in the forum from Neil from Runrev.
> Checkmarks/diamonds cannot be used in statusiconmenus at the moment.
>
> Regards,
>
> Matthias
>
> Am 02.05.2013 um 20:23 schrieb Peter Haworth <pete at lcsql.com>:
>
> > Hi Matthias
> > I'm not familiar with the StatusIconMenu feature (is that an LC feature
> or
> > WIndows?) but I'd like to expand this thread to another aspect of
> > checkmarks and diamonds in option menu items if I may.
> >
> > My experience on a Mac is that if you put a check mark against an option
> > menu item by inserting "!c" at the beginning of it, when that item is
> > selected from the option menu, the pitemname parameter to the menuPick
> > handler does not include the "!c".  It is there in the text of the option
> > menu so the only way to find out if an item is checked or not is to use
> the
> > menuHistory setting to get the selected line from the text of the option
> > menu and see if it begins with "!c".  Same applies to the "!n","!r","!u"
> > special characters.
> >
> >
> > Pete
> > lcSQL Software <http://www.lcsql.com>
> >
> >
> > On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 3:45 AM, Matthias Rebbe <
> > matthias_livecode_150811 at m-r-d.de> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> for an app in Windows i am using the StatusIconMenu feature, which works
> >> really well.
> >> But i would like to place a checkmark or an icon before an entry in that
> >> menu.
> >>
> >> Is this possible? Tried with the special character "!c" to get the entry
> >> displayed as checked. But that did not
> >> work. Maybe i am doing something wrong.
> >>
> >> Any idea?
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Matthias
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