Last modified: 29-sept-94
> MENU BLOCK string ADD / CREATE DELETE / REMOVE DOCUMENT file_name COLOR int INITIALIZE ITEM string ADD MODIFY REMOVE RENAME string SHOW TEXT "string ..." RENAME string SHOW / LIST DEFAULT DOCUMENT ON OFF LIST PAGE int INITIALIZE ADD string REMOVE string COPY int LIST
MAIN DIALOG mode MENU appears in the window named STRIKES. MENU is organized in PAGES. Only a single MENU PAGE is displayed at a time. EACH MENU PAGE can be composed of MENU BLOCKS. Some BLOCKS are defined inside the program, some can be loaded and organized while the program is running. A MENU BLOCK is a group of ITEMS, where each ITEM is designed to perform a specific task related to the other ones within a single BLOCK.
With MENU command sentences it is possible to (interactively) edit MAIN menu structures (PAGES, BLOCKS and ITEMS).
... PAGE int ...
Any PAGE menu command, except LIST, sets the current MENU page ass well.
INITIALIZES a menu page (removes all BLOCKS entries).
... ADD string
ADDs the specified menu BLOCK to the current menu page.
... REMOVE string
REMOVES the specified menu BLOCK from the current page.
LISTS all the BLOCKS within the current page.
... COPY int
Copies the BLOCK composition from the COPY page to the current page.
... BLOCK string ADD / CREATE DELETE / REMOVE DOCUMENT file_name COLOR INITIALIZE ITEM string ... RENAME string SHOW / LIST
Each MENU BLOCK has its own COLOR, name, documentation file and can be composed of a reasonable number of ITEMS. Each ITEM has a name which is connected with a single command sentence.
ADDs another menu BLOCK to already existing ones. BLOCK contains no ITEMS, is not exposed on any PAGE and has COLOR 1 (white). ADD is a synonym for CREATE.
CREATES another menu BLOCK. Synonym for ADD.
DELETES a menu BLOCK. (Only user created blocks can be deleted.)
... DOCUMENT file_name
The string 'file_name' is the file from which DOCUMENTation of the BLOCK will be retrieved when MENU DOCUMENT mode is ON.
... COLOR inte
Specifies or changes COLOR of a MENU BLOCK.
INITIALIZES the specified BLOCK. (Sets its item count to zero and color to 1 (white).)
... ITEM string ADD TEXT ... MODIFY TEXT ... REMOVE RENAME string SHOW ... TEXT "string(s)"
Each ITEM has its own identifier and corresponding command string (TEXT). ITEMs can be ADDed, REMOVED, RENAMED, MODIFIED and viewed (SHOW). The TEXT command must follow an ADD or MODIFY proposal. An ITEM can be viewed (SHOW) as soon as it exist.
MAIN> menu block YYY item STR_ON rename STR_OFF MAIN> menu block YYY item STR_OFF text "<str_off.cmds"
RENAMES the current BLOCK identifier to something else.
SHOWS BLOCKs ITEM composition. It is a synonym for LIST.
LIST is a synonym for SHOW.
Restores original composition of MENU PAGES by keeping contents of each USER editable menu BLOCK unchanged.
... DOCUMENT ON OFF
Turns the MENU DOCUMENT mode ON or OFF. When the document mode is ON description of each hited menu ITEM and its BLOCK is written to the standard output. No MENU commands are accepted except the page changes. If you want to apply the menu commands you have to turn the document mode OFF again. OFF is the default.
Displays LIST of available MENU BLOCKs.
MAIN> menu block USER_1 init MAIN> menu block USER_1 item AROUND add text "<around.inp" MAIN> menu block USER_1 item DUMMIES add - text "image col 1 select aro .and. weight 0.9 1.1 end atom cros" MAIN> menu block USER_1 item DELE_RES add text "user_3.inp" MAIN> menu block USER_1 item SYMMETRY add text "<user_4.inp" MAIN> menu page 2 add USER_1
Initializes the menu BLOCK USER_1 and ADDs four ITEMS (AROUND, DUMMIES, DELE_RES and SYMMETRY) and connects each item with a command file "<user_1.inp" or a single command sentence and includes the menu menu BLOCK USER_1 to the second menu page.