menu woes...!SOLVED!

Chipp Walters chipp at
Tue Dec 28 22:39:24 EST 2004

Muchos Gracias to Senor Gaskin!!!

For those of you who've come lately to this, the problem was simple. How 
to add menus for both Mac and PC to an existing stack *without* ever 
resizing the existing stack.

As you all probably know, the minute you add a menu to a stack, it's 
height is recalculated whenever it opens on a different platform. The 
reason is that the menubar is 'on the card' for the PC, but at the top 
of the screen for the Mac. So, when viewing the stack on the Mac, the 
stack is automatically reduced in height by the amount of the menubar 
(thus screwing up my carefully rendered screen layout;-).

bummer, especially if you don't want this behavior.

So, Richard's idea was pretty straightforward:

set the editmenu property of the stack to true
hide the menu group

So, here's how it works: When the stack is opened up on the Mac, because 
the editmenu prop is true, the menus appear at the top of the card and 
not in the menubar. But a little known fact (only Richard knows it 
apparently as it's not documented) is that the menus will appear in the 
menubar if the menuGrp is hidden! So, just hide the group and then show 
it if the platform is Win32.

Works like a charm...and no resizing of the stack whatsoever.

Cool, and thanks Richard!


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