MENU PREFERENCES menuID, itemID
Feb 2002 (Release 6)
In OS X, preferences are no longer accessible from the bottom item of the Edit menu. They are traditionally moved to the application menu. This means that you would have to do a large amount of coding to insure that your program followed the proper guidelines for both System 9 and OS X. Instead, you may use the
MENU PREFERENCES statement. If you are operating in System 9, this command does nothing. If your application is being run in OS X, the preference menu is moved to the application menu. Further, if the user selects the preference item, the menu choice is converted to the specified
itemID so that your program can react without special coding.
A full example of using the new PREFERENCE commands can be found on on the
PUT PREFERENCES help page.
This will not work properly if the
itemID is anything other than the last item of the edit menu. FB must delete the old preference item and this would change menu IDs in your program if other selections followed it.
PUT PREFERENCES; GET PREFERENCES; KILL PREFERENCES