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Menu Builder

Postby witness » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:15 pm

Hi folks,

I've attached a little test project I've fiddled with that is an alternate approach to MenuMaster. It's far from finished, but maybe the techniques used are of interest to some. It essentially implements a menu editor not unlike the one in Interface Builder, where you see windows that almost look like real menus and edit them by double-clicking item titles or shortcuts.

It is very rough, but is a nice demo of how one can dynamically create buttons and fields and resize draw graphics from a script.

If I was going about this seriously, I would probably try a different approach today, with one scrolling window that just shows the menu bar and menu, not the two-window approach I have here. Maybe a nice graph paper background, too.
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Re: Menu Builder

Postby Dan_Kelleher » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:34 pm

It's fun just clicking the "+" sign then moving the wd up and down the computer screen rather rapidly. ;)

If what I see happens only on my old slow hardware ---> :oops:
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Re: Menu Builder

Postby witness » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:23 am

Dan_Kelleher wrote:It's fun just clicking the "+" sign then moving the wd up and down the computer screen rather rapidly. ;)


No. SuperCard only notifies you of window drags once you release the mouse again. Which is one reason why doing this with a single, opaque windows instead of two for the menu bar and the menu is probably a better idea. You don't have to click "+" either, you can just click any menu title and move the window around.
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Re: Menu Builder

Postby Dan_Kelleher » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:48 am

Thanks Uli.
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