NavBar widget in LC9.0.0

Brian Milby brian at
Wed May 23 23:18:41 EDT 2018

Wow, I really need to lay off of responding from my phone...

Anyway, I just made a test stack on LC9, Mac (Sierra) and it works as
expected.  Here's the button code:

local sItemCount

on mouseUp
   put the number of items of the itemNames of widget "Navigation Bar" into
end mouseUp

on roundRobin
   local tItem
   put the hilitedItem of widget "Navigation Bar" into tItem
   if tItem = sItemCount then
      put 1 into tItem
      add 1 to tItem
   end if
   set the hilitedItem of widget "Navigation Bar" to tItem
   if the shiftkey is not down then
      send roundRobin to me in 500 milliseconds
   end if
end roundRobin

On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 9:11 PM, Brian Milby <brian at> wrote:

> What version are you testing in? I’ve worked in that code a bit and though
> it was working properly.
> On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 9:10 PM Brian Milby <brian at> wrote:
>> Can’t test right now, but this is from the dictionary:
>> set the hilitedItem of widget to itemNumber
>> On Wed, May 23, 2018 at 8:05 PM William Prothero via use-livecode <
>> use-livecode at> wrote:
>>> Folks:
>>> I suppose this has already been submitted, but I just want to add my 2c
>>> re the navBar widget.
>>> There seems to be no way to set the hilitedItem of the navBar. The only
>>> way seems to click it with the mouse. The dictionary states that one can
>>> set the hilitedItem, and when I do I can get the hilitedItem that I set in
>>> code, but the item does not change its hilite. I can’t find another command
>>> to set the hilited, except by clicking on the navBar.
>>> If there is any workaround, I’d appreciate it. I’d like to just change
>>> the hilite in code.
>>> Best,
>>> Bill
>>> William A. Prothero
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