Re: XForms: Fdesign & Menu items & stuff

Steve Lamont (
Tue, 29 Jul 97 06:35:50 PDT

To subscribers of the xforms list from (Steve Lamont) :

> I noticed that the Fdesign program distributed in 0.86 does not
> fully support menu items, you can only specify the drop-down
> menu name such as "File", ...
> ... So one has to insert the appropriate fl_add* function call
> in the code. As a consequence it is not possible to test menu
> items in the test mode. :-(

True, but since the design and building of the actual menus is
somewhat involved, it would make the internals of fdesign
unnecessarily complicated. I'm not sure that the GUI is the right
place for doing this.

I find it easier to construct my menus on the fly, as they are needed,
rather than build them statically, anyhow. This allows me to change
the attributes of a menu item with greater flexibility. Of course,
this is a matter of personal programming style and others may find it
cumbersome or unnecessary.

> I also noticed that when I select a Pixmap button, and give the
> pixmap filename it is ok, but if I then hit another tab in the
> widget options window the pixmap dissappears and I have to enter
> again the filename of the pixmap.

Is this under 0.87? I just tried it and it didn't happen for me. It
would not allow me to enter both a file name and a data name but
that's sensible.

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