In our application we often provide our customers with the ability to
save information in a variety of formats using a code snippet such as:

  put "YourData.txt" into tDefaultFileName
  put "Save some data as:" into tPrompt
  put the defaultFolder &slash& tDefaultFileName into tDefaultFilePath
  put "Plain Text|txt"&cr&"Rich Text|rtf"&cr&"Microsoft Word|docx" into
  ask file tPrompt with tDefaultFilePath with type tTypes
  put it & cr & the result into fld 1

Note that "it" contains the file path and "the result" contains the type
selected (Plain Text, Word, RTF, whatever)

It has been pointed out that most other application, on either OSX or
Windows, in a save file dialog, dynamically change the file extension
when a different type is selected from the save file popup menu. For
example, in the above code, if the use is initially presented with
"YourData.txt" and "Plain Text" as the type. If the user selected
"Microsoft Word" the extension presented in the dialog is not changed to
.docx dynamically. This does happen in most other commercial
applications (i.e. MS Word).

You do get back the chosen type in the result, but only after the dialog
has been closed. You can use this to change the extension after the
fact, but apparently not dynamically.

This behavior exists in at least 6.7.11 through 8.1.6 under both OSX and

Questions for the community AND/OR the LiveCode mothership:

1) Is this a "bug"?

2) Is there any work around (like a secret callback message) to detect
when the popup type menu has been changed to dynamically update the
presented file name's extension?

3) Has anyone else in the community run into this and cares about it or
are my customers just being way to picky?

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