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Transfer Menu
Volume Number:7
Issue Number:12
Column Tag:Pascal Procedures

Related Info: Segment Loader List Manager Menu Manager

Transfer Menu

By Clifford Story, Goleta, CA

Note: Source code files accompanying article are located on MacTech CD-ROM or source code disks.

A Transfer Menu... Again

You may have seen my earlier article on a Transfer DA, which adds a Transfer menu to any application. A Transfer DA has to do its work without any help from the application; consequently, my DA did a lot of hacking with the system and low-memory globals. One result became apparent just about the time the article was published: my Transfer DA bombs under System 6.0.2. Sic transit gloria..[A revised version is now on the source code disk for the Transfer DA (#37)].

The Transfer DA finds all applications on the boot disk and puts them on the Transfer menu. This is fine, so long as all the applications you’re interested in are on the same disk as your System folder. And so long as you haven’t too many of them; scrolling the menu for item #358 can be a pain! Lately, though, I’ve been working with my System folder on a separate partition of my hard disk; this makes it easy to use different System versions (I have a System 4.2 partition and a System 6.0.2 partition) but my Transfer menu comes up empty.

This article presents a different sort of Transfer menu, with a different sort of Transfer. First, it’s an application Transfer menu, not a DA; this means that the application will shut itself down before the transfer; no system hacking required. It’s all high-level stuff, and the program works under all system versions I have tested, and under the MultiFinder. Second, the menu is built and maintained by the user. He can add applications via an SFget dialog, and remove them with a delete dialog. (But the menu doesn’t scroll, so he can’t add too many.)

Components of the Program

The program may be broken into several parts:

• The main program, which contains the code to perform the transfer and maintain the menu. The program doesn’t do anything but support desk accessories and the Transfer menu. This menu looks like this:

• When the user selects the first item, the program puts up an SFget dialog, and transfers to the selected program after adding it to the menu. If he selects the second item, the program puts up a delete dialog, with the applications on a scrolling list. He can then select applications to delete from the menu. If he selects one of the named applications, the program transfers to that application.

• The menu definition procedure (MDEF) which draws and hit-tests the menu. This is a fairly simple MDEF but I went through a lot of screen shots with fatbits to determine the constants that would reproduce the spacing on a standard menu. I didn’t reproduce scrolling; this menu doesn’t scroll.

• The list definition procedure (LDEF) which draws the list of menu items used in the delete dialog.

These three parts use a common data structure, stored as a “TRNS” resource, that lists all the applications on the menu. The main program uses it to transfer to a selected application; it is also in charge of adding and deleting applications. The MDEF uses it in place of the menuhandle as its source of data, and the LDEF uses it in the same way.

Source Files

Seven source files make up the program, which is written in Pascal and compiled under MPW. The seven are:

• Transfer.make, the MPW make file;

• Transfer.r, the Rez input file (resource source file);

• mytypes.p, a catchall unit of constant and type declarations;

• Common.p, which contains the declaration of the common data structure;

• Transfer Menu.p, the MDEF source;

• Transfer List.p, the LDEF source; and

• Transfer.p, the main program source.

I will discuss them individually in that order (the first three don’t require much discussion).

A Note from Apple

I ran into a problem while I was working on this program: It failed (although, at least, it didn’t crash) under the Multifinder. So I wrote a letter to Apple and asked for help. They actually replied to my letter (which is something), but their reply was less than helpful. Anyway, I quote from the reply:

In general, we do not recommend that applications contain a Transfer menu or menu item. There are various system compatibility problems.

I wonder if they’ve taken a look at Resedit lately... And they enclosed a copy of Tech Note 126, which is about sublaunching! I wonder if they read their letters before they mail them out. Anyway, there’s the Word from Olympus.

#1

#***************************************
#
#Transfer.make
#
#(c) 1988, by Clifford Story
#& Attic Software
#
#***************************************

#***************************************
#Compile the resources
#***************************************

Transfer ƒƒ Transfer.make Transfer.r
 Rez Transfer.r -append -o Transfer

#***************************************
#Compile the common data declarations
#***************************************

Common.p.o ƒ Transfer.make Common.p
 Pascal Common.p

#***************************************
#Compile the MDEF
#***************************************

‘Transfer Menu’.p.o ƒ Transfer.make 
 ‘Transfer Menu’.p Common.p.o
 Pascal ‘Transfer Menu’.p
Transfer ƒƒ Transfer.make 
 ‘Transfer Menu’.p.o
 Link -m MENUDEF -w -t ‘APPL’ 
 -c ‘????’ -rt MDEF=1001 
   -sn Main=’Transfer Menu’ 
 ‘Transfer Menu’.p.o 
 “{Libraries}”Interface.o 
 “{Libraries}”Runtime.o 
 “{PLibraries}”PasLib.o 
 “{PLibraries}”SANELib.o 
 -o Transfer

#***************************************
#Compile the LDEF
#***************************************

‘Transfer List’.p.o ƒ Transfer.make 
 ‘Transfer List’.p Common.p.o
 Pascal ‘Transfer List’.p
Transfer ƒƒ Transfer.make 
 ‘Transfer List’.p.o
 Link -m LISTDEF -w -t ‘APPL’ 
 -c ‘????’ -rt LDEF=1001 
   -sn Main=’Transfer List’ 
 ‘Transfer List’.p.o 
 “{Libraries}”Interface.o 
 “{Libraries}”Runtime.o 
 “{PLibraries}”PasLib.o 
 “{PLibraries}”SANELib.o 
 -o Transfer

#***************************************
#Compile the main program
#***************************************

Transfer.p.o ƒ Transfer.make 
 Transfer.p Common.p.o
 Pascal Transfer.p
Transfer ƒƒ Transfer.make Transfer.p.o
 Link -w -t APPL -c ‘????’ 
 Transfer.p.o 
 “{Libraries}”Interface.o 
 “{Libraries}”Runtime.o 
 “{PLibraries}”PasLib.o 
 “{PLibraries}”SANELib.o 
 -o Transfer

#***************************************

The Program’s Resources

Here we have a standard set of resources, with MENUs and ALRTs and DITLs and so on. Two resources are a bit out of the ordinary: MENU 1004 and the TRNS resource.

MENU 1004 is, of course, the Transfer menu. Notice that it uses MDEF 1001 instead of textMenuProc. You might wonder why it has any data, since I’ve already said that the MDEF will use a separate data structure in place of the menuhandle to draw the menu. It’s true that it doesn’t need alot of the data included here, but it does plain need the first item, since that item has a keyboard equivalent. The MDEF may not look at the menuhandle, but MenuKey does.

The TRNS resource is the menu list data structure. The record is declared in Common.p; suffice it to say here that the first word is the number of applications in the list. So what is declared here is an empty list.

/* 2 */

/****************************************
 
 Transfer.r
 
 Resources for Transfer menu demo.
 
 (c) 1988, by Clifford Story
 & Attic Software
 
****************************************/
 
#include “types.r”

/****************************************
 Menu resources
****************************************/

resource ‘MENU’ (1001) {
 1001,
 textMenuProc,
 $7FFFFFFB,
 enabled,
 apple,
 { /* array: 3 elements */
 /* [1] */
 “About Transfer...”, noicon,
 “”, “”, plain,
 /* [2] */
 “About Attic Software...”, noicon,
 “”, “”, plain,
 /* [3] */
 “-”, noIcon, “”, “”, plain
 }
};

resource ‘MENU’ (1002, preload) {
 1002,
 textMenuProc,
 0x7FFFFF83,
 enabled,
 “File”,
 { /* array: 1 elements */
 /* [1] */
 “Quit”, noIcon, “Q”, “”, plain
 }
};

resource ‘MENU’ (1003, preload) {
 1003,
 textMenuProc,
 0x7FFFFFFD,
 enabled,
 “Edit”,
 { /* array: 7 elements */
 /* [1] */
 “Undo”, noIcon, “Z”, “”, plain,
 /* [2] */
 “-”, noIcon, “”, “”, plain,
 /* [3] */
 “Cut”, noIcon, “X”, “”, plain,
 /* [4] */
 “Copy”, noIcon, “C”, “”, plain,
 /* [5] */
 “Paste”, noIcon, “V”, “”, plain,
 /* [6] */
 “Clear”, noIcon, “V”, “”, plain
 }
};

resource ‘MENU’ (1004, preload) {
 1004,
 1001,
 0x7FFFFFF9,
 enabled,
 “Transfer”,
 { /* array: 3 elements */
 /* [1] */
 “Transfer...”, noIcon,
 “T”, “”, plain,
 /* [2] */
 “Edit Menu...”, noIcon,
 “”, “”, plain,
 /* [3] */
 “-”, noIcon, “”, “”, plain
 }
};

/****************************************
 Transfer resource
****************************************/

data ‘TRNS’ (1001, purgeable) {
 $”0000"
};

/****************************************
 Picture resources
****************************************/

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/***************************************
 Alert resource
****************************************/

resource ‘ALRT’ (1001,
 “Message”, purgeable) {
 {0, 0, 106, 300},
 1001,
 { /* array: 4 elements */
 /* [1] */
 OK, visible, sound1,
 /* [2] */
 OK, visible, sound1,
 /* [3] */
 OK, visible, sound1,
 /* [4] */
 OK, visible, sound1
 }
};

/****************************************
 Dialog resources
****************************************/

resource ‘DLOG’ (1002,
 “Edit Transfer”, purgeable) {
 {0, 0, 148, 300},
 dBoxProc,
 invisible,
 noGoAway,
 0x0,
 1002,
 “”
};

/****************************************
 Item list resources
****************************************/

resource ‘DITL’ (1001,
 “Message”, purgeable) {
 { /* array DITLarray: 3 elements */
 /* [1] */
 {76, 120, 96, 180},
 Button {
 enabled,
 “OK”
 },
 /* [2] */
 {10, 10, 58, 290},
 StaticText {
 disabled,
 “^0^1^2^3”
 }
 }
};

resource ‘DITL’ (1002,
 “Edit Transfer”, purgeable) {
 { /* array DITLarray: 6 elements */
 /* [1] */
 {70, 232, 90, 288},
 Button {
 enabled,
 “OK”
 },
 /* [2] */
 {100, 230, 120, 290},
 Button {
 enabled,
 “Cancel”
 },
 /* [3] */
 {67, 229, 93, 291},
 UserItem {
 disabled
 },
 /* [4] */
 {10, 10, 138, 220},
 UserItem {
 enabled
 },
 /* [5] */
 {28, 230, 48, 290},
 Button {
 enabled,
 “Delete”
 },
 /* [6] */
 {57, 230, 58, 290},
 UserItem {
 disabled
 }
 }
};

/****************************************
 Multifinder resource
****************************************/

resource ‘SIZE’ (-1) {
 saveScreen,
 acceptSuspendResumeEvents,
 enableOptionSwitch,
 cannotBackground,
 MultiFinderAware,
 98304,
 98304
};
 
/***************************************/

Common Declarations

This is a collection of useful stuff that I keep in my PInterfaces folder and update from time to time, as the need arises. So it has a lot of things that aren’t used in this particular program (like most of the low-memory globals).

The Menu Data Structure

The unit also declares the common data structure that holds the menu data, and is used by all three parts of the program.

Each application in the list is represented by a “tline”. A tline includes the application name, and its location (volume and directory).

The list itself consists of an integer holding the number of applications in the list, followed by a tline for each. An empty list, then, is just an integer zero (which is how the TRNS resource was declared in the Transfer.p file).

{3}

(****************************************

Common.p

Declarations for
 dynamic Transfer menu demo.

(c) 1988, by Clifford Story
 & Attic Software

****************************************)

unit Common;

(***************************************)

interface

(***************************************)

uses memtypes, quickdraw,
 osintf, toolintf;

(****************************************

Key codes:
 
****************************************)

const

 enterkey = 3;
 backspace= 8;
 tabkey = 9;
 returnkey= 13;
 clearkey = 27;
 leftarrow= 28;
 rightarrow =  29;
 uparrow= 30;
 downarrow= 31;
 periodkey= 46;

(****************************************

Dialog items:
 
****************************************)
 
 themask= 3;
 
(****************************************

Low-memory globals:
 
****************************************)

 applscratch=  $A78;
 bootdrive= $210;
 curappname =  $910;
 curdirstore=  $398;
 currenta5= $904;
 findername =  $2E0;
 fsfcblen = $3F6;
 grayrgn= $9EE;
 iaznotify= $33C;
 mbarheight =  $BAA;
 menuflash= $A24;
 resload= $A5E;
 rom85  = $28E;
 sfsavedisk =  $214;
 sysmap = $A58;
 windowlist =  $9D6;

(****************************************

Standard types:
 
****************************************)

type
 
 logical= boolean;
 long   = longint;
 
 shortpointer    = ^integer;
 longpointer=  ^long;
 
 str31  = String[31];
 
 tline  = record
 volume : integer;
 directory: long;
 name   : str31;
 end;
 
 trecord= record
 count  : integer;
 appl   : array
 [1..100] of tline;
 end;
 tpointer = ^trecord;
 thandle= ^tpointer;

(***************************************)

end.

(***************************************)

The List Definition Procedure (LDEF)

LDEFs are so easy to write, and so useful to have, that I can fearlessly declare that you should never use the standard LDEF. Why not? First, LDEF 0 (the standard LDEF) must handle all sorts of data, in varying amounts, perhaps two- dimensional. So it has to be very general. A custom LDEF can be crafted to fit your needs. Second, if you use LDEF 0, you have to stuff your data into its data structure, which is really slow. A custom LDEF, on the other hand, can get its data directly.

This LDEF gets the data with GetResource, directly from the resource file. I usually load the handle in the list’s “refcon” or “userhandle” field, and doing so here would be marginally more efficient, since it would lift that GetResource call out of the drawing loop.

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(****************************************

Transfer List.p

LDEF for dynamic Transfer menu demo.

(c) 1988, by Clifford Story
 & Attic Software

****************************************)

unit Transferlist;

(***************************************)

interface

(***************************************)

uses memtypes, quickdraw, osintf,
 toolintf, packintf, Common;

(***************************************)

procedure listdef(
 message : integer;
 select : logical;
 therect : Rect;
 thecell : Cell;
 dataoffset : integer;
 datalen : integer;
 thelist : ListHandle);

(***************************************)

implementation

(***************************************)

{$R-}
{$SC+}

(***************************************)

procedure drawcell(
 thelist : ListHandle;
 therect : Rect;
 thecell: Cell;
 select : logical); forward;

(***************************************)

procedure listdef(
 message : integer;
 select : logical;
 therect : Rect;
 thecell : Cell;
 dataoffset : integer;
 datalen : integer;
 thelist : ListHandle);

begin
 
 case message of

 lInitMsg : ;

 lDrawMsg : drawcell(thelist,
 therect, thecell, select);

 lHiliteMsg :
 InvertRect(therect);

 lCloseMsg: ;

 end;

end;

(***************************************)

procedure drawcell(
 thelist : ListHandle;
 therect : Rect;
 thecell : Cell;
 select : logical);

var
 thehandle: thandle;

begin
 
 thehandle := thandle(
 GetResource(‘TRNS’, 1001));
 
 MoveTo(therect.left + 4,
 therect.bottom - 4);
 DrawString(thehandle^^.appl[
 thecell.v + 1].name);
 
 if select then
 InvertRect(therect);

end;

(***************************************)

end.

(***************************************)

The Menu Definition Procedure (MDEF)

The point of this MDEF is to avoid the awful problems involved in maintaining a menu that changes as you work. In fact, a menu like this cannot (as far as I know) be maintained on the 64K ROM using standard methods - there’s no DeleteItem trap. Instead of trying to keep up with the menu via the standard menu structure and traps, I use the alternate structure declared in the Common.p file, and do it all myself. This has the added benefit of directness: I get the data immediately from the program, rather than second hand through the menuhandle.

The data I’m looking for is in the TRNS 1001 resource, which is maintained by the main program. The MDEF’s job is to draw the menu from that data, to hit-test it, and to calcuate its size.

There’s a certain amount of hard-coded data in the MDEF itself. The first three lines of the menu are pre-determined, so the drawing routine draws them and the size routine measures them without reference to data. (I really should get them from the menuhandle, since I did declare them in the resource file, and that would make it easy to change them to Finnish or Hindustani or whatever...)

The “Transfer...” is always active, but the “Edit Menu” item is disabled if there aren’t any applications in the menu. (Again, perhaps I should consult the menuhandle’s flags to see if the main program has disabled these items, although I don’t see why it should.) I show that it’s disabled by overdrawing it with gray, using a patBic transfer mode. (The gray pattern comes from the QD globals; the “QDglobals” routine returns a pointer to these globals.) And if it’s disabled, it can’t be selected, so “menuchoose” should return zero. It should also return zero if the mouse is in the third item, the dividing line.

There are a couple of oddities in the “menusize” routine. First, this routine apparently executes with “resload” set false. This means that the GetResource call returns a nil handle. So I set resload true, and restore it on exit. The second thing is that the current grafport’s text settings are unreliable, so I have to set them explicitly.

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(****************************************

Transfer Menu.p

MDEF for dynamic Transfer menu demo.

(c) 1988, by Clifford Story
 & Attic Software

****************************************)

unit Transfermenu;

(***************************************)

interface

(***************************************)

uses memtypes, quickdraw,
 osintf, toolintf, Common;

(***************************************)

procedure menudef(
 message : integer;
 themenu : MenuHandle;
 var menurect : Rect;
 hitpoint : Point;
 var whichitem : integer);

(***************************************)

implementation

(***************************************)

type

QDrecord= record
 randSeed : long;
 screenBits :  BitMap;
 arrow  : Cursor;
 dkGray : Pattern;
 ltGray : Pattern;
 gray   : Pattern;
 black  : Pattern;
 white  : Pattern;
 thePort: GrafPtr;
end;
QDpointer = ^QDrecord;

(***************************************)

procedure menudraw(
 themenu : MenuHandle;
 var menurect : Rect); forward;

procedure menuchoose(
 themenu : MenuHandle;
 var menurect : Rect;
 hitpoint : Point;
 var whichitem : integer); forward;

procedure menusize(
 themenu : MenuHandle); forward;

(***************************************)

{$R-}
{$SC+}

(***************************************)

procedure menudef(
 message : integer;
 themenu : MenuHandle;
 var menurect : Rect;
 hitpoint : Point;
 var whichitem : integer);

begin
 
 case message of
 
 mDrawMsg : menudraw(
 themenu, menurect);
 
 mChooseMsg :  menuchoose(
 themenu, menurect,
 hitpoint, whichitem);
 
 mSizeMsg : menusize(themenu);
 
 end;

end;

(**************************************)

function QDglobals : QDpointer;

var
 thepointer :  longpointer;

begin
 
 thepointer := longpointer(
 currenta5);
 
 thepointer := longpointer(
 thepointer^);
 
 QDglobals := QDpointer(
 long( thepointer^)
 - sizeof(QDrecord)
 + sizeof(GrafPtr));

end;

(***************************************)

procedure menudraw(
 themenu: MenuHandle;
 var menurect: Rect);

var
 thehandle: thandle;
 height : integer;
 width  : integer;
 therect: Rect;
 index  : integer;
 thestring: Str255;

begin
 
 thehandle := thandle(
 GetResource(‘TRNS’, 1001));
 HLock(Handle(thehandle));
 
 height := menurect.top + 12;
 width := menurect.left + 12;
 
 MoveTo(width, height);
 DrawString(‘Transfer...’);
 MoveTo(menurect.right
 - CharWidth(‘T’) - 15, height);
 DrawChar(chr(17));
 DrawChar(‘T’);
 
 height := height + 16;
 MoveTo(width, height);
 DrawString(‘Edit Menu...’);
 
 if thehandle^^.count = 0 then begin
 PenPat(QDglobals^.gray);
 PenMode(patBic);
 with menurect do
 SetRect(therect,
 left, top + 16,
 right, top + 32);
 PaintRect(therect);
 PenNormal;
 end;
 
 height := height + 16;
 MoveTo(menurect.left,
 menurect.top + 40);
 Line(menurect.right
 - menurect.left, 0);
 
 for index := 1 to thehandle^^.count
 do begin
 height := height + 16;
 MoveTo(width, height);
 BlockMove(@thehandle^^.appl[index]
 .name, @thestring, 32);
 DrawString(thestring);
 end;
 
 HUnlock(Handle(thehandle));

end;

(***************************************)

procedure menuchoose(
 themenu : MenuHandle;
 var menurect : Rect;
 hitpoint : Point;
 var whichitem : integer);

var
 theitem: integer;
 thehandle: thandle;
 therect: Rect;

begin
 
 if PtInRect(hitpoint, menurect) then
 theitem := 1 + ((hitpoint.v
 - menurect.top) div 16)
 else
 theitem := 0;
 
 if theitem = 3 then
 theitem := 0
 else if theitem = 2 then begin
 thehandle := thandle(
 GetResource(‘TRNS’, 1001));
 if thehandle^^.count = 0 then
 theitem := 0;
 end;
 
 if theitem <> whichitem then begin
 
 therect := menurect;
 therect.bottom := therect.top
 + 16 * theitem;
 therect.top := therect.bottom - 16;
 InvertRect(therect);
 
 if whichitem > 0 then begin
 OffsetRect(therect, 0, 16
 * (whichitem - theitem));
 InvertRect(therect);
 end;
 
 whichitem := theitem;
 
 end;

end;

(***************************************)

procedure menusize(
 themenu : MenuHandle);

var
 savedload: logical;
 thewidth : integer;
 thehandle: thandle;
 index  : integer;
 thestring: Str255;
 newwidth : integer;

begin
 
 savedload := logical(Ptr(resload)^);
 SetResLoad(true);
 
 TextFont(systemFont);
 TextSize(12);
 TextFace([]);
 
 thewidth := StringWidth(‘Transfer...’)
 + CharWidth(‘T’) + 39;
 newwidth := StringWidth(
 ‘Edit Menu...’) + 16;
 if newwidth > thewidth then
 thewidth := newwidth;
 
 thehandle := thandle(
 GetResource(‘TRNS’, 1001));
 HLock(Handle(thehandle));
 
 for index := 1 to thehandle^^.count
 do begin
 BlockMove(@thehandle^^.appl[index]
 .name, @thestring, 32);
 newwidth := StringWidth(
 thestring) + 16;
 if newwidth > thewidth then
 thewidth := newwidth;
 end;
 
 HUnlock(Handle(thehandle));
 
 themenu^^.menuHeight := 48
 + 16 * thehandle^^.count;
 themenu^^.menuWidth := thewidth;
 
 SetResLoad(savedload);

end;

(***************************************)

end.

(***************************************)

The Main Program

Let’s have a blow-by-blow account of how this program reacts to selections from the Transfer menu. First, here’s the menu (reprise):

• If the user selects the “Transfer...” item, the program will display an SFget dialog. If he then choses an application from this dialog, the program will first add that application to the TRNS resource (the menu data), and then transfer to it.

• If the user selects the “Edit Menu...” item, the program will display a dialog with a list of all the applications in the menu.

He may select and delete as many of these as he wishes; those he deletes will be removed from the TRNS resource (and hence the menu) if he dismisses the dialog by clicking “OK”.

• If he selects one of the applications listed on the menu, the program will transfer to that application.

There are some complications. What if the application isn’t there? The program will delete it from the TRNS resource and alert the user. What if the user selects “Transfer...” and then chooses an application on a floppy? Wouldn’t this very likely lead to the first problem? The program will not add an application to the TRNS resource unless it is either on a non-ejectable volume, or it is on the same volume as the Transfer program (the user can still transfer to the application via the SFget dialog).

This leads to the only unusual code in the first part of the program. In the “initglobals” routine, the global variable DEFVOL is set to the volume reference number of the Transfer program’s volume. Later, this will be compared to the vrefnum of the chosen application.

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(****************************************

Transfer.p

Demo of a dynamic Transfer menu.

(c) 1988, by Clifford Story
 & Attic Software

****************************************)

program Transfer;

(***************************************)

uses memtypes, quickdraw, osintf,
 toolintf, packintf, Common;

(****************************************

Program constants:
 
****************************************)

const

 applenum = 1001;
 aboutitem= 1;
 atticitem= 2;

 filenum= 1002;
 quititem = 1;

 editnum= 1003;
 undoitem = 1;
 cutitem= 3;
 copyitem = 4;
 pasteitem= 5;
 clearitem= 6;

 transnum = 1004;
 transitem= 1;
 edititem = 2;
 
 messagedialog   = 1001;
 editdialog =  1002;
 editlist = 4;
 editdelete =  5;
 editline = 6;
 
(****************************************

Program variables:
 
****************************************)
 
var

 APPLEMENU: MenuHandle;
 FILEMENU : MenuHandle;
 EDITMENU : MenuHandle;
 TRANSMENU  :  MenuHandle;
 
 DONE   : logical;
 JEVENT : logical;
 
 HARDDISK : logical;
 DEFVOL : integer;
 MENUHEIGHT :  integer;
 
 MAINEVENT: EventRecord;
 
(***************************************)

procedure _datainit; external;

(***************************************)

{$R-}
{$SC+}

(***************************************)

procedure panic;

begin

 ExitToShell;

end;

(***************************************)

procedure centerdialog(
 thetype : OSType;
 theid : integer);

var
 thehandle: AlertTHndl;

begin
 
 thehandle := AlertTHndl(
 GetResource(thetype, theid));
 HLock(Handle(thehandle));
 with thehandle^^ do begin
 
 with boundsRect do
 SetRect(boundsRect, 0, 0,
 right - left,
 bottom - top);
 
 with screenBits.bounds,
 boundsRect.botright do
 OffsetRect(boundsRect,
 (right - left - h) div 2,
 (bottom - top - v
 + 2 * MENUHEIGHT) div 3);
 
 end;
 HUnlock(Handle(thehandle));

end;

(***************************************)

procedure message(
 what : Str255);

var
 dummy  : integer;

begin
 
 InitCursor;
 ParamText(what, ‘’, ‘’, ‘’);
 centerdialog(‘ALRT’, messagedialog);
 dummy := Alert(messagedialog, nil);

end;

(***************************************)

procedure initmac;

begin

 MaxApplZone;
 InitGraf(@thePort);
 InitFonts;
 InitWindows;
 InitCursor;
 InitMenus;
 TEInit;
 InitDialogs(@panic);
 
 UnloadSeg(@_datainit);
 
end;

(***************************************)
 
procedure setupmenus;
 
begin

 APPLEMENU := GetMenu(applenum);
 AddResMenu(APPLEMENU, ‘DRVR’);
 InsertMenu(APPLEMENU, 0);
 
 FILEMENU := GetMenu(filenum);
 InsertMenu(FILEMENU, 0);
 
 EDITMENU := GetMenu(editnum);
 InsertMenu(EDITMENU, 0);
 
 TRANSMENU := GetMenu(transnum);
 InsertMenu(TRANSMENU, 0);
 
 DrawMenuBar;
 
end;

(***************************************)

procedure initglobals;

var
 index  : integer;

begin

 for index := 1 to 10 do
 MoreMasters;
 
 if BitTst(Ptr(rom85), 0) then begin
 MENUHEIGHT := 20;
 JEVENT := false;
 end else begin
 MENUHEIGHT := shortpointer(
 mbarheight)^;
 JEVENT := (NGetTrapAddress(
 $A860, ToolTrap)
 <> NGetTrapAddress(
 $A89F, ToolTrap));
 end;
 
 if GetVol(nil, DEFVOL) <> noErr then
 DEFVOL := 0;
 
 DONE := false;
 
end;

(***************************************)

procedure clickapplemenu(
 theitem : integer);

var
 itemname : Str255;
 savedport: GrafPtr;
 dummy  : integer;
 newport: GrafPort;
 thepicture :  PicHandle;
 therect: Rect;

begin

 if theitem > 3 then begin
 GetItem(APPLEMENU,
 theitem, itemname);
 GetPort(savedport);
 dummy := OpenDeskAcc(itemname);
 SetPort(savedport);
 end else if theitem < 3 then begin
 
 InitCursor;
 GetPort(savedport);
 OpenPort(@newport);
 SetPort(@newport);
 
 thepicture := PicHandle(
 GetResource(‘PICT’,
 1000 + theitem));
 with thepicture^^.picFrame do
 SetRect(therect, 0, 0,
 right - left,
 bottom - top);
 with screenBits.bounds,
 therect.botright do
 OffsetRect(therect,
 (right - left - h) div 2,
 (bottom - top - v)
 div 3);
 DrawPicture(thepicture, therect);
 
 repeat until Button;
 
 ClosePort(@newport);
 DrawMenuBar;
 PaintBehind(WindowPeek(
 FrontWindow), RgnHandle(
 longpointer(grayrgn)^));
 
 SetPort(savedport);
 FlushEvents(everyEvent, 0);
 
 end;

end;

(***************************************)

The Transfer Mechanism

Here’s the functional heart of the program. The routine “transferappl” gets the application’s name and location (volume and directory). It sets the volume directly if the program is running under MFS (no directories). If HFS is running, it first opens a working directory, and then sets the volume to that working directory. Now I know we’re looking in the right place.

The next step is to see if there’s an application with the right name in the directory. If there isn’t, the routine posts an alert and returns. If there is, then the routine first shuts down the program by calling “doquit”. It then calls “launch” to transfer to the new application. That should be it; the program should terminate right here. If for any reason control continues in this routine, something went wrong, so post an alert.

The “doquit” routine will kill the program entirely, if the “quitting” flag is true, or leave it able to recover and run, if the flag is false. If the transfer fails, the program should continue, so doquit should only close windows (including document windows, in a real program).

The “launch” routine is glue for the _launch trap, which is register-based. _launch expects a pointer to a launch record in A0; the glue routine pushes the lauch record onto the stack, copies the stack pointer to A0, and then calls the trap.

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(***************************************)

procedure doquit(
 quitting : logical);

var
 thewindow: windowpeek;

begin
 
 thewindow := windowpeek(frontwindow);
 
 while thewindow <> nil do
 with thewindow^ do begin
 if windowkind < 0 then
 closedeskacc(windowkind);
 thewindow := nextwindow;
 end;
 
 if quitting then
 DONE := true;
 
end;

(***************************************)

procedure launch(
 config : integer;
 name : Ptr); inline $204F, $A9F2;

(* movea.lSP,A0
 _launch
*)
(***************************************)

procedure transferappl(
 name : str31;
 volume : integer;
 directory : long);

const
 procID = $54524E53;

var
 thestring: Str255;
 anerror: integer;
 theblock : WDPBRec;
 theinfo: FInfo;

begin
 
 BlockMove(@name, @thestring, 32);
 
 if shortpointer(fsfcblen)^ = -1 then
 anerror := SetVol(nil, volume)
 else with theblock do begin
 
 ioCompletion := nil;
 ioNamePtr := nil;
 ioVRefNum := volume;
 ioWDProcID := procID;
 ioWDDirID := directory;
 anerror := PBOpenWD(
 @theblock, false);
 
 if anerror = noErr then
 anerror := SetVol(
 nil, ioVRefNum)
 
 end;
 
 if anerror = noErr then begin
 anerror := GetFInfo(thestring,
 0, theinfo);
 if (anerror = noErr) and
 (theinfo.fdType = ‘APPL’)
 then begin
 doquit(false);
 launch(0, @thestring);
 end;
 end;
 
 message(concat(
 ‘Sorry!  Couldn’’t find “‘,
 thestring, ‘”.’));

end;

(***************************************)

Handling the “Transfer...” Item

Here the program responds to the user’s selection of the “Transfer...” item. It calls SFgetfile to bring up the getfile dialog. If the user selected an application, it gets the application’s volume and directory from low-memory globals, and the name from the SFReply record.

The low-memory global “sfsavedisk” holds the additive inverse of the selected application’s volume reference number - not the working directory. This is a key point, since if it’s an ejectable volume, the vrefnum should be compared with DEFVOL to see if the application is on the same disk as the Transfer program.

If the application is on a non-ejectable volume, or the same volume as the Transfer program, then I add it to the TRNS resource. There’s some fumbling around here, because I want to insert it in alphabetical order.

Now, the question: how do I find out whether the application is on an ejectable volume? The global HARDDISK has the answer, but where did that come from? I confess that I have no idea how to find out if a volume is ejectable or not (I asked Apple and they remained silent) but I know who does: the Standard File package. If the volume is ejectable, the “Eject” button is active; otherwise, it’s dimmed. So I just check the button in the “diskfilter” routine.

Finally, after all that, I call “transferappl” to launch the application.

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(***************************************)

function diskfilter(
 theitem : integer;
 thedialog : DialogPtr) : integer;

var
 thetype: integer;
 thehandle: Handle;
 therect: Rect;
 
begin
 
 if theitem = getOpen then begin
 GetDItem(thedialog, getEject,
 thetype, thehandle,
 therect);
 HARDDISK := ControlHandle(
 thehandle)^^.contrlhilite
 = 255;
 end;
 
 diskfilter := theitem;
 
end;

(***************************************)

procedure newtransfer;

var
 thepoint : Point;
 thelist: SFTypeList;
 thereply : SFReply;
 newappl: tline;
 thehandle: thandle;
 thecount : integer;
 index  : integer;
 
begin
 
 with screenBits.bounds do
 SetPt(thepoint,
 (right - left - 348) div 2,
 (bottom - top - 200
 + 2 * MENUHEIGHT) div 3);
 thelist[0] := ‘APPL’;
 
 SFGetFile(thepoint, ‘’, nil, 1,
 thelist, @diskfilter,
 thereply);
 
 if thereply.good then begin
 
 with newappl do begin
 volume := - shortpointer(
 sfsavedisk)^;
 directory := longpointer(
 curdirstore)^;
 BlockMove(@thereply.fname,
 @name, 32);
 end;
 
 if HARDDISK or (newappl.volume
 = DEFVOL) then begin
 
 thehandle := thandle(
 GetResource(
 ‘TRNS’, 1001));
 thecount := thehandle^^.count
 + 1;
 thehandle^^.count := thecount;
 SetHandleSize(Handle(thehandle),
 2 + thecount
 * sizeof(tline));
 
 HLock(Handle(thehandle));
 with thehandle^^ do begin
 
 for index := 1
 to thecount do
 if (IUCompString(appl
 [index].name,
 thereply.fname)
 > 0) then begin
 thecount := index;
 leave;
 end;
 
 BlockMove(@appl[thecount],
 @appl[thecount + 1],
 GetHandleSize(Handle(
 thehandle)) - long(
 @appl[thecount + 1])
 + long(thehandle^));
 
 BlockMove(@newappl,
 @appl[thecount],
 sizeof(tline));
 
 ChangedResource(
 Handle(thehandle));
 WriteResource(
 Handle(thehandle));
 
 end;
 HUnlock(Handle(thehandle));
 
 end;
 
 with newappl do
 transferappl(name,
 volume, directory);
 
 end;
 
end;

(***************************************)

The Delete Dialog

This dialog contains a list; “OK” and “Cancel” buttons, with the OK button outlined; a “Delete” button; and a line between the Delete button and the OK and Cancel buttons. “dothelist” draws the list; “dotheok” outlines the OK button, and “dotheline” draws the line.

The dialog has a filter function, that detects keyboard equivalents for the buttons, and passes clicks in the list to LClick. The second argument to LClick is supposed to be the modifiers field of the eventrecord. Since I don’t want any fancy selections, I ignore the modifiers and pass zero instead.

If the user clicks the Delete button, then the currently-selected list item is deleted from the TRNS resource, and from the list as well. This is easy; just chop it out of the TRNS resource with a _blockmove, and update the count.

If the user clicks the OK button, then the TRNS resource should be written back to disk, to save the changes. Then the MDEF must be told to recompute the menu dimensions; CalcMenuSize does this. If, on the other hand, he clicks the Cancel button, then I discard the resource; the next call to GetResource will read the unchanged copy in from disk.

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(***************************************)

procedure deleteappl(
 thehandle : thandle;
 theappl : integer);

begin
 
 HLock(Handle(thehandle));
 with thehandle^^ do begin
 
 count := count - 1;
 BlockMove(@appl[theappl + 1],
 @appl[theappl],
 GetHandleSize(Handle(
 thehandle)) - long(@appl
 [theappl + 1])
 + long(thehandle^));
 
 end;
 HUnlock(Handle(thehandle));
 
 SetHandleSize(Handle(thehandle), 
 GetHandleSize(Handle(thehandle))
 - sizeof(tline));

end;

(***************************************)

procedure dotheok(
 thewindow : WindowPtr;
 theitem : integer);
 
var
 thetype: integer;
 thehandle: Handle;
 therect: Rect;
 
begin

 GetDItem(thewindow, ok,
 thetype, thehandle, therect);

 PenSize(3, 3);
 InsetRect(therect, -4, -4);
 FrameRoundRect(therect, 16, 16);
 PenSize(1, 1);
 
end;

(***************************************)

procedure dothelist(
 thewindow : WindowPtr;
 theitem : integer);
 
var
 thetype: integer;
 thehandle: Handle;
 therect: Rect;
 
begin

 LUpdate(thewindow^.visRgn,
 ListHandle(GetWRefCon(
 thewindow)));
 
 GetDItem(thewindow, theitem,
 thetype, thehandle, therect);
 InsetRect(therect, - 1, - 1);
 FrameRect(therect);
 
end;

(***************************************)

procedure dotheline(
 thewindow : WindowPtr;
 theitem : integer);
 
var
 thetype: integer;
 thehandle: Handle;
 therect: Rect;
 
begin

 GetDItem(thewindow, theitem,
 thetype, thehandle, therect);

 MoveTo(therect.left, therect.top);
 LineTo(therect.right, therect.top);
 
end;

(***************************************)

function editfilter(
 thedialog : DialogPtr;
 var theevent : EventRecord;
 var theitem : integer): logical;

var
 thekey : integer;
 thepoint : Point;
 thetype: integer;
 thehandle: Handle;
 therect: Rect;

begin
 
 editfilter := false;
 
 if theevent.what = keyDown then begin
 
 thekey := BitAnd(charCodeMask,
 theevent.message);
 if (thekey = enterkey)
 or (thekey = returnkey)
 then begin
 
 theitem := ok;
 editfilter := true;
 
 end else if thekey = periodkey
 then begin
 
 theitem := cancel;
 editfilter := true;
 
 end else if (thekey = ord(‘d’))
 or (thekey = ord(‘D’))
 then begin
 
 theitem := editdelete;
 editfilter := true;
 
 end;
 
 end else if theevent.what = mouseDown
 then begin
 
 thepoint := theevent.where;
 
 GlobalToLocal(thepoint);
 GetDItem(thedialog, editlist,
 thetype, thehandle,
 therect);
 
 if PtInRect(thepoint, therect)
 then begin
 
 editfilter := true;
 if LClick(thepoint, 0,
 ListHandle(GetWRefCon(
 thedialog))) then
 ;
 theitem := editlist;
 
 end;
 
 end;

end;

(***************************************)

procedure edittransfer;

var
 savedport: GrafPtr;
 thedialog: DialogPtr;
 therecord: DialogRecord;
 thetype: integer;
 thehandle: Handle;
 therect: Rect;
 bounds : Rect;
 thepoint : Point;
 thethandle :  thandle;
 thelist: ListHandle;
 choice : integer;
 
begin
 
 GetPort(savedport);
 centerdialog(‘DLOG’, editdialog);
 thedialog := GetNewDialog(editdialog,
 @therecord, pointer(-1));
 SetPort(thedialog);

 GetDItem(thedialog, themask,
 thetype, thehandle, therect);
 thehandle := Handle(@dotheok);
 SetDItem(thedialog, themask,
 userItem, thehandle, therect);

 GetDItem(thedialog, editlist,
 thetype, thehandle, therect);
 thehandle := Handle(@dothelist);
 SetDItem(thedialog, editlist,
 userItem, thehandle, therect);
 
 therect.right := therect.right - 15;
 thethandle := thandle(
 GetResource(‘TRNS’, 1001));
 SetRect(bounds, 0, 0, 1,
 thethandle^^.count);
 SetPt(thepoint, therect.right
 - therect.left, 16);
 thelist := LNew(therect, bounds,
 thepoint, 1001, thedialog,
 true, false, false, true);
 SetWRefCon(thedialog, long(thelist));

 GetDItem(thedialog, editline,
 thetype, thehandle, therect);
 thehandle := Handle(@dotheline);
 SetDItem(thedialog, editline,
 userItem, thehandle, therect);

 ShowWindow(thedialog);

 repeat
 
 ModalDialog(@editfilter, choice);
 
 if choice = editdelete then begin
 
 SetPt(thepoint, 0, 0);
 
 if LGetSelect(true, thepoint,
 thelist) then begin
 
 deleteappl(thethandle,
 thepoint.v + 1);
 LDelRow(1, thepoint.v,
 thelist);
 
 end;
 
 end;
 
 until (choice = ok)
 or (choice = cancel);
 
 if choice = cancel then
 ReleaseResource(Handle(thethandle))
 else begin
 
 ChangedResource(
 Handle(thethandle));
 WriteResource(
 Handle(thethandle));
 CalcMenuSize(TRANSMENU);
 
 end;
 
 LDispose(thelist);
 CloseDialog(thedialog);
 SetPort(savedport);
 
end;

(***************************************)

Transfer to a Listed Application

If the user chooses an application from the menu, I just look it up in the TRNS resource and call “transferappl”. That should be it; if transferappl returns, the transfer must have failed. So that one’s no good anymore; delete it from the resource, write the resource back to disk, and recompute the menu dimensions.

That’s it; the remainder of the program is routine.

{10}

(***************************************)

procedure clicktransfermenu(
 theitem : integer);

var
 thehandle: thandle;
 thecount : integer;
 
begin
 
 case theitem of
 transitem: newtransfer;
 edititem : edittransfer;
 otherwise
 
 thehandle := thandle(
 GetResource(‘TRNS’, 1001));
 HLock(Handle(thehandle));
 
 with thehandle^^.appl
 [theitem - 3] do
 transferappl(name,
 volume, directory);
 
 deleteappl(thehandle, theitem - 3);
 ChangedResource(Handle(thehandle));
 WriteResource(Handle(thehandle));
 CalcMenuSize(TRANSMENU);
 
 end;
 
end;

(***************************************)

procedure checkmenu;
begin
 if FrontWindow = nil then
 DisableItem(EDITMENU, 0)
 else
 EnableItem(EDITMENU, 0);
end;

(***************************************)

procedure clickinmenu;
var
 choice : long;
begin
 
 checkmenu;
 choice := MenuSelect(MAINEVENT.where);
 
 case HiWord(choice) of
 applenum : clickapplemenu(LoWord(choice));
 
 filenum: doquit(true);
 
 editnum: if SystemEdit(
 LoWord(choice) - 1) then;
 
 transnum : clicktransfermenu(LoWord(choice));
 
 end;
 HiliteMenu(0);
end;

(***************************************)

procedure aclick;
var
 location : integer;
 thewindow: WindowPtr;
begin
 location := FindWindow(
 MAINEVENT.where, thewindow);
 case location of
 inDesk : SysBeep(1);
 inMenuBar: clickinmenu;
 inSysWindow:  SystemClick(
 MAINEVENT, thewindow);
 end;
end;

(***************************************)

procedure akey;
var
 charcode : integer;
 choice : long;
begin
 if BitAnd(MAINEVENT.modifiers, cmdKey)
 <> 0 then begin

 charcode := BitAnd(
 MAINEVENT.message,
 charCodeMask);
 
 checkmenu;
 choice := MenuKey(chr(charcode));
 
 if choice <> 0 then begin
 case HiWord(choice) of
 applenum :
 clickapplemenu(LoWord(choice));
 filenum: doquit(true);
 editnum:
 if SystemEdit(LoWord(choice) - 1)
 then;
 transnum :
 clicktransfermenu(LoWord(choice));
 end;
 HiliteMenu(0);
 end;
 end;
end;

(***************************************)
procedure mainloop;
var
 dummy  : logical;
begin
 repeat
 if JEVENT then
 dummy := waitnextevent(
 everyEvent, MAINEVENT,
 GetCaretTime, nil)
 else begin
 SystemTask;
 dummy := GetNextEvent(everyEvent, MAINEVENT);
 end;
 
 if dummy then begin
 case MAINEVENT.what of
 mouseDown: aclick;
 keyDown: akey;
 end;
 end;
 until DONE;
end;

(***************************************)
begin
 initmac;
 setupmenus;
 initglobals;
 
 mainloop;
end.
(***************************************)

 
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