Ken Shmidheiser wrote: > David asked: >> ...in this case I have converted the nib items to FB buttons- not >> sure how you would do it in HIVIEW > In IB, assign your menu a signature and id. Then you can get its > MenuRef (AKA "handle") with: > MenuRef HIMenuViewGetMenu ( HIViewRef inView ) AFAIK, the only way to get a popup button's MenuRef is with GetControlData either directly: > err = fn GetControlData( theControlRef, _kControlMenuPart, > _kControlPopupButtonMenuRefTag, sizeof( MenuRef ), @theMenuRef, #0 ) or via the FB wrapper: def GetButtonData( myBtnNum, _kControlMenuPart, _kControlPopupButtonMenuRefTag, sizeof( MenuRef ), @theMenuRef, #0 ) HIMenuViewGetMenu() is, er, something else: * HIMenuViewGetMenu() * * Summary: * Returns the MenuRef that is associated with an HIView that is a * subclass of HIMenuView. * * Discussion: * An HIMenuView subclass might use this API to determine the menu * that it should draw. Prior to Mac OS X 10.5, this API returns * NULL if passed an instance of the standard menu view. In Mac OS X * 10.5 and later, this API correctly returns the owning menu of an * instance of the standard menu view. Robert P.