[futurebasic] Re: Re: [FB] Toggle this

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From: BMichael@...
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 12:21:06 EDT
>I always thought that a popup menu was identical to a regular menu --
>except it was placed somewhere other than on the menu bar. In a regular
>menu, I can place check marks beside any item listed. So, I don't see why
>there is a distinction between the two menus. Anyone have an idea why --
>other than it's anti-HIG?

A popup menu doesn't just display it's title all the time, and the 
choices only when selected - it displays the current choice all the time, 
and there usually is no "title". There is no provision for displaying 
multiple choices.

>As for my problem, I have a confined space and a list of items that change
>in number greatly. Both of which do not lend themselves well to check
>boxes. Therefore, I like jonathan's idea to make another window with
>checkboxes. So, anyone have an idea of how to make a popup window? :-)

Just have a button on your "main" window open another window with all the 
checkboxes, and put a "done" button on it that closes it and tells your 
main window to display the choices selected...

Bill