Check marks in menu items

Peter Haworth pete at
Wed May 29 14:44:17 EDT 2013

I guess my issue is really that there's no clear documentation that says
what type of menus work with checkmarks and diamonds and which don't.  When
I run into something like this, my first reaction is that I must be doing
something wrong because there's no documentation that says it shouldn't
work. The manual just refers to them in general without mentioning they
don't work in some menu types, other than a note that divider lines don't
work in option menu or comboboxes in Windows).

I've come across similar situations before with the descriptions of what is
allowed in menus.  The whole issue of tegs for example.

lcSQL Software <>

On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 8:10 PM, Dar Scott <dsc at> wrote:

> On May 28, 2013, at 3:40 PM, Peter Haworth wrote:
> > Can't get "!c" to show a check mark in front of an item in an option
> menu.
> >  Maybe that feature doesn't work in option menus?
> If that is the case, maybe it makes sense.  The check box typically
> represents state.  Something is on or off.  Well, the option menu
> represents state in itself.  It is the popup menu that is an imperative of
> some sort.  That imperative might be to check or uncheck an item when
> turning something on and off.
> Blocking the checkbox might seem a little paternalistic, though.  On the
> other hand, you might feel you have just been saved from some GUI mistake
> and are glad LiveCode caught it for you.
> Dar
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