the menuBar and the EditMenus

Graham Samuel livfoss at
Sat Apr 12 17:37:01 EDT 2014

OK, you win, kind of. I was just following what it says in the LC dictionary. By the way, on my Mac - 

  set the menubar of stack "myStack" to grp "myMenu" of cd 1 of stack "myStack"

gives an error ('source is not a container'), even though

  put exists(grp "myMenu" of cd 1 of stack "myStack")

returns true

OTOH your construction where you use the long ID obviously works. Maybe the Dictionary should be revised a bit.

Thanks for listening.


On 12 Apr 2014, at 20:42, J. Landman Gay <jacque at> wrote:

> On 4/12/14, 7:49 AM, Graham Samuel wrote:
>> BTW the form of these statements that set the menuBar and the
>> defaultMenuBar seem to be strange, don't they. I mean, one writes
>> set the menuBar to "myGroup"
>> there is no scoping here - what if there are lots of groups called
>> "myGroup" in different parts of the stack and substack structure? It
>> appears illegal to specify where the group is, I mean AFAIK you can't
>> write
>> set the menuBar to grp "myGroup" of card 1 of stack "myLibraryOfGroups"
>> it isn't really like the rest of the LC language, is it?
> It works here. I routinely do this:
> set the menubar of this stack to the long id of grp "myMenu"
> and when I test in the message box:
> put the menubar of this stack
> I get:
> group id 5132 of card id 2876 of stack "/Users/me/folder/stack.livecode"
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