Trapping the Quit <application> Menu Item
Approach #1: Apple Events
The first method
is kind of "brute force", and just traps the Quit apple event in an
appleEvent handler. If you don’t pass the
appleEvent, your application will not quit. This is useful if you have
an application that you want to keep the user from quitting. Simply trap the
aevtquit Apple Event, and
don’t pass it. If you do want to quit, do the things you want to do and then pass it. For
example, this provides a confirmation dialog:
on appleEvent pClass,pID,pSender switch (pClass & pID) case "aevtquit" answer "Are you sure you want to quit?" with "Yes" or "No" if it = "Yes" then pass appleEvent end if break default pass appleEvent break end switch end appleEvent
This approach is also useful if your standalone does not have any menus; it prevents you from having to add a dummy menubar and the corresponding stack resizing that goes with it.
Approach #2: Using a Menu Item
In this case, the menu item in the File menu that you create needs to exactly match what is presented by
OS X in the Application menu, which is "Quit <appName>", where <appName> is the name of the \
application defined in the
file in the
CFBundleExecutable key. For a standalone built with MetaCard and not changed, this would
read "Quit MetaCard".
So how do you deal with a standalone that is to play in both OS 9 and OS X? In OS 9, you want the File menu's last item to read Quit, but in OS X to read Quit MyApp. MetaCard/Revolution will automatically take the last two lines of the first menu (a separator and the Quit menu item) and remove them under OS X to eliminate duplication with the Quit MyApp menu item which is automatically created by the OS and placed in the Application Menu.
So the best wayt to do this is to define your File menu so that the last two items are a separator
followed by Quit, and then in the
menuPick handler of the File menu button do
something like this:
This will show Quit in OS 9, and Quit MyApp in OS X, and theon menuPick pItem switch pItem -- "case"s for other menu items go here case "Quit" case "Quit MyApp" doQuit -- your quit handler or just "quit" break end switch
menuPickhandler will trap for both and allow you to process the event.
Posted 1/18/2003 by Ken Ray - Thanks go to Richard Gaskin of FourthWorld Media Corporation for help on this