Paul Hibbert paul at
Sun Nov 19 12:51:50 EST 2017

In the Menu Builder, underneath the [Delete Item] button, there are two icons. The left one is to “Make the submenu item into a menu item” and the right one will “Make the selected menu item into a submenu item".

On a side note, while checking this out and refreshing my memory of the menu builder, I noticed that the submenu items disappear from the list if you close and re-open the Menu Builder, however, the items don’t disappear from the button’s text in the PI, so they are intact still there. This bug means you only get one shot at setting up the submenu items in the Menu Builder, after that you would need to do any further editing of this menu in the button’s PI by adding or subtracting tabs in the button’s text.

For more info checkout the "Creating Cascading Menus” section on P182 of the user guide.

It seems this odd behaviour started with LC8.0 (dp3), there is a bug report Bug 18316 <>


> On 19 Nov 2017, at 03:29, Yves COPPE via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> Hello,
> on macOS 10.13.1 and LiveCode 8.1.7
> In the Menu Builder, I’ve made different menu items
> How can I create an submenu item of a menu item ?
> Thanks.
> Greetings.
> Yves COPPE
> yvescoppe at
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