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short : Configurable ANSI pulldown menu system uploader : marlin cnet577 cts com type : comm/cnet architecture : m68k-amigaos Filetype : application/x-lha Size : 26.01K Date : 10-Jul-94 Download : 💾 https://de3.aminet.net/comm/cnet/pdmenu42.lha
Long: /* New Pulldown Menu Version 4.2 - System for Cnet V3+ */ Pulldown Menus Has Been Rewritten in C for fasttttttt processing, you should notice at least a 500% speed increase when using pulldowns. Updating from Previous Version Just Change Line 68 to Same As Below, Copy the New Pulldown Program to your Pfiles Directory. Kill the Old PulldownMenu File if you Like. Copy Pulldow2 program to your pfiles directory. Copy the New PDeditor to your Pfiles Directory. Why use Pulldown Menus ? Pulldown Menus Allows Easy Configurable Menus Editable While Users Online. The Editor Is In A Visual Environment Showing You Exactly What the Final Menu Will Look Like While Editing. Pulldown Menus Makes It Easy For Users To Navigate Around Your BBS Using Cursor Keys Or Hot Keys. Pulldown Menus Allows Countless Possibilites For The Way You Want To Organise Your Menus. Includes Features Like Direct File Showing, Inbuilt Stats, File Credits etc. Setup instructions Modify line 68 of your bbs text file to contain #2Pfiles:pulldown}#0Pfiles:pulldow2} Install the PDEditor into you pfiles section. Just add it as an Arexx Script. Copy the MENUDEFS.SMG? files to your pfiles: directory. These are sample menu definition files. Thats all there is too it, to customise menus run the editor and follow the instructions. The only key not shown is if you use a '!' it will bring up a command prompt allowing you to enter any normal cnet command, good for sysops etc. This program is shareware and if you would like updates, support and better versions including more direct commands, customize colours etc send $20.00 Australian to : Steve Goodwin 22 River Mews North Leis Parade LAWNTON QLD 4501. BBS # : +61 7 285 1130 (Goodies & Bits) Some things to note when using direct commands: make sure everyone is able to see the item. Sometimes CNET will renumber eg: message areas if you have one that only certain people can see so when someone without access enters a message area from the pulldown menu the titles don't match up. Organise your protection in a different manner if you have this problem, for more info just drop me a line. P.S. Support further development of this product by not hacking the code and removing copyrights etc. I would like feedback on the program and things you think I should add to make this product better. ** Must Thank Alan Rowe of Seenit BBS for his constructive BETA testing on the Pulldown Menus through development. His BBS can be called on +61 7 8123839 Users Upgrading from version 2.? to 4.0 Rename Your Menudefs.SMG file to Menudefs.SMG1 Using The Editor: After configuring your pdeditor as a pfile, you can look at the example menus. Use > to go to next menu or < to return to previous. Menus are Numbered From 1 (being your main menu) upwards Follow the Internal Instuctions using ? for editing commands. Other Features not in internal instructions : When Access Required (R) is set to 2 it will instruct Pulldowns to find a new menu who's number should be in Level Required (L). The Action (A) for This Command Then Becomes The Start Address Of The New Menu. Two Varibles need to Be Set. The Number Of the Top Menu and the Number Of The Sub Menu. (Good for returning from Sub Menus) To Set This you put a T for top menu or S for sub menu separated by zeros for the position ie: 0S000T The first character is considered position 0. Okay the above example would set the sub menu to 1 and the top menu to 6. S00T - Here Sub is 0 (no display) and Top Menu is 3 If you want both S & T to be the same number use a number 1 as the first character instead of a zero. EG : 100TS - The S Must Follow The T. Both Menus Will Be 3. Split Join & Sort have been added for Adding Large Menu List then Auto Sorting. Then Allowing Spliting to Separate the Menu & then Re Joining if Required to Add Items & ReSort. An Example of This is The Third Set Of Menus Supplied Inside This Archive. Say for instanace you have a echo mail area with around 40 titles, type them all into one menu, sort them then move down to around item number 17 of the menu and use split to split it to the next menu to the right. Make the menu to the right before spliting. If the new menu is still too long split it again. (T) - Split (O) - Sort (J) - Join Join is used to join to menus together. It copies the menu to the right into the current menu. Must be inside the menu. Menus can become messy with the split, join and sorting. Experiment and see what you can come up with. Hotkeys Support: To Use Hotkeys in Your Menus All You Have To Do Is Put an @ sign infront of the letter you want to become the hotkey. EG: @Files would make the letter F become the hotkey for that selection. A Second example would be F@iles which would make the i become the hot key. Some things to remember is you make displayed menus the same hotkey it will default to the first hotkey on the screen. It is okay to use the same hotkey within a sub menu as the Topbar for that submenu. Don't worry to if your top menu starts to wrap by the amount of @ signs added, as these will be invisible later. Executing Arexx Files and Cnet C Files from within menu: Set the action for the item to the full path and name of program to execute eg: PFILES:PDEDITOR Set the S Skip level to 3 for executing Arexx or 4 for executing cnet c files.
PERMSSN UID GID SIZE RATIO STAMP NAME ---------- ----------- ------- ------ ------------ -------------------- [generic] 585 46.7% Jul 2 1994 file_id.diz [generic] 2995 37.3% Jul 2 1994 menudefs.smg1 [generic] 1704 37.0% Jun 18 1994 menudefs.smg2 [generic] 2859 34.7% Jun 18 1994 menudefs.smg3 [generic] 608 42.3% Jun 26 1994 menudefs.smg4 [generic] 14002 24.8% Jul 2 1994 pdeditor [generic] 48 100.0% Jul 2 1994 pulldow2 [generic] 5826 46.5% Jul 2 1994 readme [generic] 36140 45.3% Jul 3 1994 PullDown [generic] 1282 31.9% Jan 28 1980 mybbs.displayme ---------- ----------- ------- ------ ------------ -------------------- Total 10 files 66049 39.8% Jul 10 1994
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