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Re: Windows menu

From: Pascal Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Windows menu
Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2002 03:43:30 +0100 (CET)

A good thing. Things should always be made explicit. Thanks.

Nicola Pero <address@hidden> wrote:
> I've been playing with translating applications (messages inside the gui
> included) ... the 'Windows' menu posed a problem ... the cleanest solution
> I could find was to remove all code dependent on the title of the
> 'Windows' menu from the gui library (to give an idea of the problems, the
> gui library might be translating 'Windows' in a certain way, and the
> application might be translating 'Windows' in a different way ... (because
> they are reading translations from different strings files) causing a huge
> complication, also considering that the application might be setting the
> windows menu before or after setting the main menu and might be attaching
> the windows menu somewhere before or after setting it as windows menu ...
> all this using an arbitrary name which we might not even know if we are
> translating it in a different way ... better just drop it all and keep it
> simple).
> This is not as bad as it looks, but some applications might need to be
> updated to work in this way.
> Basically, the gui library is no longer doing anything to automatically
> create or figure out which is the Windows menu.  
> Applications can create the Windows menu, put it wherever they want,
> translate it or not et cetera, without the gui library messing what they
> do.
> But they are always required to call [NSApplication -setWindowsMenu:] to
> tell the gui library which is their windows menu.  The gui library will
> use that one as the windows menu, and this is all.
> So - any application which does not call [NSApplication -setWindowsMenu:]
> should be modified to do so, otherwise the Windows menu will no longer
> work.
> As a good news, translation of the Windows menu should now work perfectly.

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