Palettes and the defaultMenuBar
livfoss at mac.com
Fri Mar 31 02:50:59 EST 2006
On Thu, 30 Mar 2006 13:07:48 -0800 (PST) ,Jan Schenkel
<janschenkel at yahoo.com> wrote:
> You should be able to set the defaultMenubar to the
> main menbar group of your mainStack upon preOpenStack
> of your standalone.
> That way, any stack that doesn't have its own menubar
> will display the menubar of your mainStack.
> Or have you tried that and it didn't work properly?
Jan - I got hung up on the (to me) strange scope rules in Rev: I had
called all my menubar groups "Main_Menu", because I imagined I could
qualify each name with the stack it was in, as in:
set the menubar of stack "myStack" to grp "Main_Menu" of stack
but you can't - in fact, if you try, you get a transcript error
('source is not a container') which was the origin of the remark in
my original mail. In this context, if in no other, group names have
to be unique within the whole stack structure, because actually you
can only write
set the menubar of stack "myStack" to "Main_Menu"
I wish name scoping in Rev were consistent - the worst issue
concerning this IMO is not the above, but the fact that you can't
load two versions of a stack and its substacks into the RR
environment at the same time, because the names of stacks are not
qualified by the directory they happen to be in - there is a Bugzilla
entry about this, but on a quick search I couldn't find it.
What I've done now is to ensure that all my menubar groups have
unique names, and then it works as you suggest.
PS I also found that you can't set the defaultMenuBar to empty, any
Graham Samuel / The Living Fossil Co. / UK and France
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