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Re: Mark menu item as checked

Post by bn » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:15 pm

richmond62 wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:02 pm
checksign sounds OK,

although you could use tick.

tick is a reserved word too. tickmark would be possible.
I think I will go with checksign. Unless tickmark would be more popular. (one vote for and none against would count as popular).



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Re: Mark menu item as checked

Post by richmond62 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:05 pm

Stick with checksign, as tickmark
sounds a bit like Ostmark. 8)
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I am not sure why you are anti adjectives as most Object Properties are adjectives . . .

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Re: Mark menu item as checked

Post by bogs » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:17 pm

Actually, since your soliciting opinions, I wouldn't be thinking along the lines of a noun but an adjective, like
set the checked of menuItem x to (true/false)
seems pretty appropriate for this language.
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Re: Mark menu item as checked

Post by richmond62 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:27 pm

an adjective, like
set the checked of menuItem x to (true/false)
seems pretty appropriate for this language.
That sounds the best idea so far.
soliciting opinions
Erm . . . decided NOT to post an extremely vulgar picture here. 8)

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Re: Mark menu item as checked

Post by bogs » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:34 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Mark menu item as checked

Post by bn » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:06 pm

checked is nice but what about

diamond and checkmark.png
which one is checked
?

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Re: Mark menu item as checked

Post by richmond62 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:14 pm

Americans will call this:

a check, while people from Britain will call that a tick.

The other thing is a diamond.

So, let this be checked,

and this be marked or bulleted or somesuch.

Pedantic sorts will call that diamond a diamond bullet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullet_(typography)

Just as long as we steer clear of this:
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Re: Mark menu item as checked

Post by bn » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:21 pm

richmond62 wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:14 pm

and this be marked or bulleted or somesuch.
may be diamonized

???

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Re: Mark menu item as checked

Post by richmond62 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:23 pm

demonized, perhaps? :D

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Re: Mark menu item as checked

Post by FourthWorld » Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:35 pm

Bullets can be added to menu items by preceding the item text with "!r" (radio, reflecting the original usage as spec'd in OSes that support it).

If we add a command to set the checkmark, ideally it would also set the radio bullet as well.

It would be nice to also add support for a dash, used to indicate when we item is one of many that apply, such as with text styles.
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Re: Mark menu item as checked

Post by richmond62 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:39 am

Bullets,

Checkmarks (ticks),

Diamonds,

et al.

Why not "go the whole hog" and have a family of terms to allow us to apply
all sorts of symbols?

Back to Wikipedia:
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Oh, and the checkmark with which we started, which for some reason, forbye. is not included in
the Wikipedia list.

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Re: Mark menu item as checked

Post by bn » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:27 am

richmond62 wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:39 am
Bullets,

Checkmarks (ticks),

Diamonds,

et al.

Why not "go the whole hog" and have a family of terms to allow us to apply
all sorts of symbols?
Tics and diamonds are used in menus whereas those other "bullets" are not. It might be a tad confusing for the user in menus.


however in other places they are quite useful

folding.jpg

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Re: Mark menu item as checked

Post by richmond62 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:56 pm

As we have Visual Effects in LiveCode:

Code: Select all

on mouseUp
visual effect"checkerboard"
go next
end mouseUp
Why don't we have a raft of Checkmarks in LiveCode:

pseudocode

set the checkmark of menuItem to "hollow bullet"

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Re: Mark menu item as checked

Post by FourthWorld » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:08 pm

richmond62 wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:39 am
Why not "go the whole hog" and have a family of terms to allow us to apply
all sorts of symbols?
Because we're looking for a practical solution to an actual need.

Adding symbols to the request that no one needs and are found in no OS HIG is a good way to turn a practical feature request into a parlour game that will reduce if not eliminate the likelihood of implementation.
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Re: Mark menu item as checked

Post by richmond62 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:48 pm

Because we're looking for a practical solution to an actual need.
OK.

But, what then is this?
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