Disable combo box menu item?
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Thu May 25 23:45:07 EDT 2006
Judy Perry wrote:
> I'm not understanding this. I've got a pulldown menu button with style
> set to "combo box". I manually disable one of its contents by using the
> inspector and typing a "(" next to the content name in particular.
> For all other multiple-option button types, doing this disables the
> particular button/menu option. But for the combo box, it simply shows an
> enabled-state menu item that looks like this: "(Vodka"
Combo buttons are odd animals, half field and half button. It looks like
they don't support disabling individual lines, just as you can't disable
a line in a field. I think they probably should..
> And another thing: I just had a student turn in a (sorry looking) file in
> which he saw fit to use, oh, say 5 or 6 DEFAULT buttons on the same
> screen. (actually, both examples are from this student's project)
> Default buttons disabled via the message box report disabled behavior but
> the buttons do not sport disabled visual appearances (well, one does and
> the other is Mac OS X blue, but I'd swear it's a lighter blue; definitely
> throbs, though).
> Any ideas? I'm on Mac OS 10.3.9 and using Rev 2.7 build 192.
The OS draws those, so it is out of Rev's hands. But I can't recall ever
seeing a disabled default button in OS X. Is that even possible?
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Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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