How do I catch the App Name > About without adding a menu bar?

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Sun May 12 15:34:58 EDT 2013


You should not define only About. The best you can do is to create a new empty stack and use the Menu builder to add a menu to the stack. Delete the first item of the menu Help and see what happens. Delete the dash from the menu and see what happens. Put the dash back and look at the text property of the pulldown menu. This will show you what you need to put into your own pulldown menu button. You will see that you need to keep the dash.

Similar explanations apply to the Prefences menu item of the Edit menu.

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

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On 12 mei 2013, at 21:16, CoffeeCone Mail wrote:

> Okay, I think I don't get the anatomy of the menu bar. I made a
> pulldown menu, gave it the name "Help" then on its choices, I only
> defined "About". Inside the script, I have a prompt to show answer
> info "hello world".
> After that, I selected that object and grouped it. I named the group
> "menubar". Then I opened up the message box and typed in:
> set the menubar of this stack to "menubar"
> I pressed enter and it seemed to have no problems or errors. So I
> tried comppiling the application. However, my hello world dialog
> doesn't seem to appear at all. What am I missing here?

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