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Pop-up menu non-leaf selection
- To: email@example.com (Christopher Fry)
- Subject: Pop-up menu non-leaf selection
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Steve Strassmann)
- Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1993 20:14:14 -0500
- Cc: info-mcl
>Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1993 14:31:14 -0500
>From: email@example.com (Christopher Fry)
>Subject: Pop-up menu non-leaf selection
>I've got a pop up menu with heirarchical menus.
>I'd like to have an action run when the user releases the
>mouse while it is over the title of a hierarchical menu.
>Advice greatly appreciated.
The user-interface gurus would probably suggest that the
friendliest thing would be to add leaf nodes as needed,
corresponding to whatever it is you mean by selecting
a hierarchical menu.
That would be unambiguous and obvious to users, and trivial
to implement as well.
See the "Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines" (pp 79-82)
By the way, this is an awesome book on good taste and
user interface etiquette. I'd highly recommend it even to
those not writing for the Macintosh!