menus: menu item numbers?

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at
Thu Dec 12 06:55:01 EST 2002

--- Peter Fink <peter.fink at> wrote:
> Is it possible to work with menu items by item
> number, instead of by name
> (label)?
> I would need it
> - to set the currently selected item  ("set the
> menuItem of btn "optionmenu"
> to 3")
> - to find the currently selected item ("put the
> menuItem of btn "optionmenu"
> into V")
> instead of the scripted workarounds:
> - setting the label myself ("set the label of btn
> "optionmenu" to line 3  of
> btn "optionmenu")
> and on menupick pItem
> - finding the item number myself ("put
> lineoffset(pItem,text of btn
> "optionmenu") into V")
> Peter

Hi Peter,

Have a look at the entry for the 'menuHistory'
property in the Transcript Dictionary.

Hope this helped,

Jan Schenkel.

"As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish at the same time."  (La Rochefoucauld)

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