Steve Crossman wrote: > Your suggestion below did not work. When I click on the menu, I want > the last selected menu to be selected in the pop-up. When I click on > the menu, nothing is selected. > >> How do I get a certain menu item to be selected when clicking on a >> bevel - menu or any pop-up menu for that matter? >> If, for example, in a font size menu, 14 point size is the current >> size, how do I make it the selected automagically when click the >> pop-up menu. I always get the first item, or no item selected. >> >>> Make your menu, then at some point after just set it to: >>> >>> Appearance button _ Your PopBtnID,, desired >>> >>> I do mine after I have created it, and just before making the window >>> visible. You can probably do it when making it too. >>> >>> Ken (I do believe) showed me this trick for getting it to show up >>> more instantly (like when using a key filter) on certain occasions >>> >>> appearance button -_YourPopBtnID,, desired >>> appearance button _ Your PopBtnID,, desired A search in Apple's header files reveals helpful info in ControlDefinitions.h: /* NOTE: Bevel buttons with menus actually have *two* values. The value of the button (on/off), and the value of the menu. */ You need to set the value of the bevel button's menu with this function: /* * SetBevelButtonMenuValue() * * Mac OS X threading: * Not thread safe * * Availability: * Mac OS X: in version 10.0 and later in Carbon.framework * CarbonLib: in CarbonLib 1.0 and later * Non-Carbon CFM: in AppearanceLib 1.0 and later */ extern OSErr SetBevelButtonMenuValue( ControlRef inButton, SInt16 inValue); The FB translation is: toolbox fn SetBevelButtonMenuValue( ControlRef inButton, SInt16 inValue ) = OSErr dim as OSErr err err = fn SetBevelButtonMenuValue( button&( _myBevelBtn ), whatEver ) Robert P.