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Inside Macintosh: Overview /

Chapter 8 - Menus

This chapter describes how your application can use the Menu Manager to create and manage menus. Menus provide a simple and standard method for the user to view or choose from a list of commands and settings that your application provides. Every Macintosh application that has a user interface should support pull-down menus (that is, menus that the user "pulls down" by pressing the mouse button when the cursor is over the menu title in the menu bar).

This chapter shows how to

Most Macintosh applications provide more menu handling than is illustrated in this chapter. For example, you might want to use pop-up menus in a window or dialog box. For a complete description of the capabilities of the Menu Manager and for code samples illustrating more advanced menu-handling techniques, see the chapter "Menu Manager" in Inside Macintosh: Macintosh Toolbox Essentials.

Chapter Contents
About Menus
Creating Menus
Creating a Menu Resource
Creating a Menu Bar Resource
Setting Up the Menu Bar and Menus
Handling Menu Choices
Handling Keyboard Equivalents
Adjusting Menus

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