[Lazarus] Positioning entries on main menu

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Sat Aug 31 19:53:53 CEST 2013

Juha Manninen wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 4:08 PM, Mark Morgan Lloyd
> <markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk> wrote:
>> The program doesn't have a toolbar, and since the audience is IBM (and
>> other) mainframe types it's a fair bet that they like toolbars even less
>> than I do (I like having a menu dammit, I'm not into all this self-service
>> buffet stuff :-)
> You can implement menus also differently, without using main menu.
> Dropdown menus from speedbuttons look almost like a main menu, but
> allow freely design your layout.

True, I've done that on Delphi so that I could do things like having the 
menu in only one pane of a multi-pane window (seemed like a good idea at 
the time).

>> I've experimentally allowed the main form to accept dropped files, which is
>> OK except that controls mask them (i.e. I can detect a dropped file over the
>> menu or status bar, but not over e.g. a TMemo). Is there some hidden
>> component property to make components transparent to drop? Lazarus/LCL 1.0,
>> Linux gtk2.
> I don't know. Maybe you must allow dropping for each control and
> forward it to the form.

:-/ Anybody?

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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