Answer File DIalog

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Sun Feb 15 13:37:13 EST 2015

Peter Haworth wrote:

 > When I select Open from the Textedit File menu, I see a dropdown menu
 > of encodings to be used when I select a file.
 > Is there a way to have that menu appear with the LC answer file
 > dialog?

This isn't a filter option, but merely a way for the user to provide 
additional info to the app when selecting a file (because of course 
users fully understand text encodings and can provide helpful info there 

I haven't played with Mac APIs since the ol' Inside Mac days, but back 
then you could get a handle to the standard GetFile dialog and populate 
the lower portion of it with any additional controls you like.

My guess would be that this particular addition isn't a single API call 
call, but a custom enhancement using some Cocoa method similar to the 
old Dialog Manager routines.

As such, this seems like a good job for LiveCode 8, in which we'll be 
able to directly access OS APIs for this sort of thing.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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