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Author Topic: WinFBE Suite 1.8.5 (December 2, 2018)  (Read 337 times)

Paul Squires

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Re: WinFBE Suite 1.8.5 (December 2, 2018)
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2018, 07:16:38 PM »

About Menu Designer:
- Can produce two or more entries and get the same name, for instance Help.
- Unable to get access to entry shortcuts.
- Unable to get access to Checked.
- When trying to compile and run WinFBE stops...
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- Unable to compile.
Thanks Dennis, I will add check to detect duplicate names.
You can only get access to the shortcut keys and the checked property for menu items that are sub items. Basically, in the Menu Editor you need to indent the submenu items by highlighting the entry and pressing the right arrow icon.
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Re: WinFBE Suite 1.8.5 (December 2, 2018)
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2018, 07:59:20 PM »

I've tried the menu editor in designer, - graphically it works OK, but I was expecting some code stubs to be generated for each item on selection, similar to items in toolbox.
Whenever a Main Menu exists on a Form, two message handlers are always created automatically: Click, Popup. Those handlers will always be generated even if you delete them from the code editor. Refer to the Help file topics under Main Menu called "Responding to a Menu Click" and "Initializing Menu Items before they are shown".

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Nothing happens, as far as I can see, for toolbar editor, or status bar editor. Have I not installed it correctly, or is this as it should be at the moment?
I don't have those implemented yet. Per Help file Visual Designer / Overview.
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Re: WinFBE Suite 1.8.5 (December 2, 2018)
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2018, 09:12:43 PM »

Hi Paul, The menu editor only appears in the designer. But not remembering the menu item names when coding becomes awkward in jumping to designer, then open the menu editor, then close menu editor, go back to code page. Would it be possible to allow the menu editor be available in the code editing page too/only, since there is not much graphic design required of the menu, e.g. no precise placement or sizing required.  Maybe just preload the select/case in the  mainmenu_click function.
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Re: WinFBE Suite 1.8.5 (December 2, 2018)
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2018, 11:51:53 PM »

Hi Ray, good idea. I will add a pre-populated SELECT CASE with the menu names. This will be generated whenever the Click / Popup handlers are generated.
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Re: WinFBE Suite 1.8.5 (December 2, 2018)
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2018, 06:17:18 AM »

Thanks, Paul, it'll make things a bit easier.
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