NVM I figured it out. I had in the past, to avoid having a see through menu
button, set the showName of the button to false in a populateForm handler.
> On Jun 8, 2018, at 15:08 , Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Sorry Iwas working on something else.
> I may not have explained it well. I have a Pulldown Menu with these options:
> Device Installation
> Device Relocation
> Firmware Update
> Onsite Service
> Remote Service
> Software Installation
> When no datagrid record is selected, I set the label of this menu to empty,
> because it is both a display object for the selected record in the datagrid,
> as well as an input object when editing the data.
> Now the handler which "populates" the form will set the label to the value in
> the datagrid record corresponding to it. But when the user clicks the New
> button on the form, all the input objects/controls are initialized, and in
> the past I simply set the label of this button to empty. But now instead of
> leaving the object empty, I want to pre-populate it with the text, "Select
> the service type..." as a visula clue for the user.
> When I set the label of the button to "Select the service type...", instead
> of displaying that text, it displays nothing, but in the property inspector,
> the label is actually set properly. Other menu buttons seem to work, and I
> thought this worked in the past, but now it seems not to.
> I will throw a demo together later. I have to get a new employee and computer
> set up in AD before Monday Morning and I am running out of time. Thanks
> though for your interest and help. Best list ever!
> Bob S
>> On Jun 8, 2018, at 14:10 , Richard Gaskin via use-livecode
>> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Bob Sneidar wrote:
>>> I have noticed that if you set the text of a menu button without
>>> setting the label, the label becomes the first line in the text.
>>> It may only do this on a Mac though.
>> If you haven't set the label, what exactly appears in that first line in the
>> If you find a step-by-step recipe I'd be happy to try it here.
>> Richard Gaskin
>> Fourth World Systems
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