Hi All, I'm configuring menu's for a JMP add-in. I noticed a bizarre behavior: some submenu's open to the left (and not to the right).
Clearly the parent menu arrow points to the right. I analyzed some menu tree structure in the View>Customize>Menus and Toolbars and there is no obvious reason why. I tried adding/removing menu icon, more/less text, moving the mouse left or right of menu selection, lengthening or shortening window pane...nothing seems to toggle this. I would really like my submenus to open to the right in the same direction of the parent menu arrow. Any ideas? thx, dj
Usually a menu item will open to the left if there is no room on the screen for it to open on the right.
I am not at the point be developing JSL apps or add-ins, but if the menus work as they do in most operating systems and software that use the APIs for their respective OSes, then David Burnham is very much correct. Menus, contextual menus in particular, tend to be responsive to screen location. As a result the following behaviors are typical much of the time:
While I cannot definitively speak to what JMP does when you build an app or add-in, I would not be surprised if the menu behaviors are similar to what you would typically see elsewhere.