NSPopUpButtonCell Class Reference

Inherits from
Conforms to
Framework
/System/Library/Frameworks/AppKit.framework
Availability
Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Companion guide
Declared in
NSPopUpButtonCell.h
Related sample code

Overview

The NSPopUpButtonCell class defines the visual appearance of pop-up buttons that display pop-up or pull-down menus. Pop-up menus present the user with a set of choices, much the way radio buttons do, but using much less space. Pull-down menus also provide a set of choices but present the information in a slightly different way, usually to provide a set of commands from which the user can choose.

The NSPopUpButtonCell class implements the user interface for the NSPopUpButton class.

Note that while a menu is tracking, adding, removing, or changing items on the menu is not reflected.

Tasks

Initialization

Getting and Setting Attributes

Adding and Removing Items

Accessing the Items

Dealing with Selection

Title Conveniences

Setting the Image

Handling Events and Action Messages

Instance Methods

addItemsWithTitles:

Adds multiple items to the end of the menu.

- (void)addItemsWithTitles:(NSArray *)itemTitles
Parameters
itemTitles

An array of NSString objects containing the titles of the items you want to add. Each string in the array should be unique. If an item with the same title already exists in the menu, the existing item is removed and the new one is added.

Discussion

The new menu items use the pop-up button’s default action and target, but you can change these using the setAction: and setTarget: methods of the corresponding NSMenuItem object.

If you want to move an item, it’s better to invoke removeItemWithTitle: explicitly and then send this method. After adding the items, this method uses the synchronizeTitleAndSelectedItem method to make sure the item being displayed matches the currently selected item.

Since this method searches for duplicate items, it should not be used if you are adding items to an already populated menu with more than a few hundred items. Add items directly to the receiver's menu instead.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
See Also
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

addItemWithTitle:

Adds an item with the specified title to the end of the menu.

- (void)addItemWithTitle:(NSString *)title
Parameters
title

The title of the new menu item. If an item with the same title already exists in the menu, the existing item is removed and the new one is added.

Discussion

The menu item uses the pop-up button’s default action and target, but you can change these using the setAction: and setTarget: methods of the corresponding NSMenuItem object.

Since this method searches for duplicate items, it should not be used if you are adding an item to an already populated menu with more than a few hundred items. Add items directly to the button's menu instead.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
See Also
Related Sample Code
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

altersStateOfSelectedItem

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether the receiver links the state of the selected menu item to the current selection.

- (BOOL)altersStateOfSelectedItem
Return Value

YES if the selected menu item has its state set to NSOnState automatically; otherwise, NO if the state of menu items is independent of the current selection.

Discussion

This option is usually used only by pop-up menus. You typically do not alter the state of menu items in a pull-down menu.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

arrowPosition

Returns the position of the arrow displayed on the receiver.

- (NSPopUpArrowPosition)arrowPosition
Return Value

The arrow position.

Discussion

NSPopUpNoArrow means no arrow is displayed. NSPopUpArrowAtCenter means the arrow is vertically centered, pointing to the right, vertically centered. NSPopUpArrowAtBottom means the arrow is at the bottom, pointing downward.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

attachPopUpWithFrame:inView:

Sets up the receiver to display a menu.

- (void)attachPopUpWithFrame:(NSRect)cellFrame inView:(NSView *)controlView
Parameters
cellFrame

The cell's rectangle, specified in points in the coordinate system of the view in the controlView parameter. The menu is attached to this rectangle.

controlView

The view in which to display the pop-up button's menu.

Discussion

This call sets up the popup button cell to display a menu, which occurs in performClickWithFrame:inView:. This method sets the cell's control view and then highlights and redraws the cell. It does not show the menu.

This method also posts an NSPopUpButtonCellWillPopUpNotification. (The NSPopUpButton object sends a corresponding NSPopUpButtonWillPopUpNotification.)

You normally do not call this method explicitly. It is called by the Application Kit automatically when the menu for the pop-up button is to be displayed.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

autoenablesItems

Returns whether the receiver automatically enables and disables its items every time a user event occurs.

- (BOOL)autoenablesItems
Return Value

YES if the receiver automatically enables and disables items; otherwise, NO. The default value is YES.

Discussion

For more information on enabling and disabling menu items, see the NSMenuValidation .

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

dismissPopUp

Dismisses the pop-up button’s menu by ordering its window out.

- (void)dismissPopUp
Discussion

If the pop-up button was not displaying its menu, this method does nothing.

You normally do not call this method explicitly. It is called by the Application Kit automatically to dismiss the menu for the pop-up button.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

indexOfItem:

Returns the index of the specified menu item.

- (NSInteger)indexOfItem:(NSMenuItem *)item
Parameters
item

The menu item whose index you want.

Return Value

The index of the item or -1 if no such item was found.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

indexOfItemWithRepresentedObject:

Returns the index of the menu item that holds the specified represented object.

- (NSInteger)indexOfItemWithRepresentedObject:(id)obj
Parameters
obj

The represented object associated with a menu item.

Return Value

The index of the menu item that owns the specified object, or -1 if no such menu item was found.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
See Also
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

indexOfItemWithTag:

Returns the index of the menu item with the specified tag.

- (NSInteger)indexOfItemWithTag:(NSInteger)tag
Parameters
tag

The tag of the menu item you want.

Return Value

The index of the item or -1 if no item with the specified tag was found.

Discussion

Tags are values your application assigns to an object to identify it. You can assign tags to menu items using the setTag: method of NSMenuItem.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

indexOfItemWithTarget:andAction:

Returns the index of the menu item with the specified target and action.

- (NSInteger)indexOfItemWithTarget:(id)target andAction:(SEL)actionSelector
Parameters
target

The target object associated with the menu item.

actionSelector

The action method associated with the menu item.

Return Value

The index of the menu item, or -1 if no menu item contains the specified target and action.

Discussion

If you specify NULL for the actionSelector parameter, the index of the first menu item with the specified target is returned.

The NSPopUpButtonCell class assigns a default action and target to each menu item, but you can change these values using the setAction: and setTarget: methods of NSMenuItem.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

indexOfItemWithTitle:

Returns the index of the item with the specified title.

- (NSInteger)indexOfItemWithTitle:(NSString *)title
Parameters
title

The title of the item you want. You must not pass nil for this parameter.

Return Value

The index of the item or -1 if no item with the specified title was found.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

indexOfSelectedItem

Returns the index of the item last selected by the user.

- (NSInteger)indexOfSelectedItem
Return Value

The index of the selected item, or -1 if no item is selected.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

initTextCell:pullsDown:

Returns an NSPopUpButtonCell object initialized with the specified title.

- (id)initTextCell:(NSString *)stringValue pullsDown:(BOOL)pullDown
Parameters
stringValue

The title of the first menu. You may specify an empty string if you do not want to add an initial menu item.

pullDown

YES if you want the receiver to display a pull-down menu; otherwise, NO if you want it to display a pop-up menu.

Return Value

An initialized NSPopUpButtonCell object, or nil if the object could not be initialized.

Discussion

This menu item is assigned the default pop-up button action that displays the menu. To set the action and target, use the setAction: and setTarget: methods of the item’s corresponding NSMenuItem object.

This method is the designated initializer of the class.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
See Also
  • – setAction: (NSMenuItem)
  • – setTarget: (NSMenuItem)
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

insertItemWithTitle:atIndex:

Inserts an item at the specified position in the menu.

- (void)insertItemWithTitle:(NSString *)title atIndex:(NSInteger)index
Parameters
title

The title of the new item. If an item with the same title already exists in the menu, the existing item is removed and the new one is added

index

The zero-based index at which to insert the item. Specifying 0 inserts the item at the top of the menu.

Discussion

The value in index must represent a valid position in the array. The menu item at index and all those that follow it are shifted down one slot to make room for the new menu item.

This method assigns the pop-up button’s default action and target to the new menu item. Use the menu item’s setAction: and setTarget: methods to assign a new action and target.

Since this method searches for duplicate items, it should not be used if you are adding an item to an already populated menu with more than a few hundred items. Add items directly to the button's menu instead.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
See Also
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

itemArray

Returns the items in the menu.

- (NSArray *)itemArray
Return Value

An array of NSMenuItem objects representing the items in the menu.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
See Also
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

itemAtIndex:

Returns the menu item at the specified index.

- (NSMenuItem *)itemAtIndex:(NSInteger)index
Parameters
index

The index of the item you want. The specified index must refer to an existing menu item.

Return Value

The menu item, or nil if no item exists at the specified index.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Related Sample Code
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

itemTitleAtIndex:

Returns the title of the item at the specified index.

- (NSString *)itemTitleAtIndex:(NSInteger)index
Parameters
index

The index of the item you want.

Return Value

The title of the item, or an empty string if no item exists at the specified index.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

itemTitles

Returns the titles of all of the items in the menu.

- (NSArray *)itemTitles
Return Value

An array of NSString objects containing the titles of every item in the menu. The titles appear in the order in which the items appear in the menu.

Discussion

If the menu contains separator items, the array contains an empty string (@””) for each separator item.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

itemWithTitle:

Returns the menu item with the specified title.

- (NSMenuItem *)itemWithTitle:(NSString *)title
Parameters
title

The title of the menu item you want.

Return Value

The menu item, or nil if no item with the specified title exists in the menu.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

lastItem

Returns the last item in the menu.

- (NSMenuItem *)lastItem
Return Value

The last menu item.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Related Sample Code
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

menu

Returns the pop-up button’s associated menu.

- (NSMenu *)menu
Return Value

The menu for the pop-up button.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
See Also
Related Sample Code
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

numberOfItems

Returns the number of items in the menu.

- (NSInteger)numberOfItems
Return Value

The number of items in the menu.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
See Also
Related Sample Code
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

objectValue

Returns the index of the selected item.

- (id)objectValue
Return Value

An object (typically an NSNumber object) that responds to the intValue message and contains the index of the selected item.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.3 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

performClickWithFrame:inView:

Displays the receiver’s menu and track mouse events in it.

- (void)performClickWithFrame:(NSRect)frame inView:(NSView *)controlView
Parameters
frame

The cell's rectangle, specified in points in the coordinate system of the view in the controlView parameter.

controlView

The view in which to display the pop-up button's menu.

Discussion

You normally do not call this method explicitly. It is called by the Application Kit automatically to handle events in the pop-up button.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

preferredEdge

Returns the edge of the receiver next to which the pop-up menu is displayed under restrictive screen conditions.

- (NSRectEdge)preferredEdge
Return Value

Possible values include NSMinXEdge, NSMinYEdge, NSMaxXEdge, or NSMaxYEdge. If no preferred edge was explicitly set, the default value is the bottom edge, which is NSMaxYEdge for flipped views or NSMinYEdge for unflipped views.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

pullsDown

Returns a Boolean value indicating the behavior of the control's menu.

- (BOOL)pullsDown
Return Value

YES if the menu behaves like a pull-down menu; otherwise, NO if it behaves like a pop-up menu.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Related Sample Code
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

removeAllItems

Removes all items in the receiver’s item menu.

- (void)removeAllItems
Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Related Sample Code
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

removeItemAtIndex:

Removes the item at the specified index.

- (void)removeItemAtIndex:(NSInteger)index
Parameters
index

The zero-based index indicating which item to remove. Specifying 0 removes the item at the top of the menu. The index must be valid and non-negative.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

removeItemWithTitle:

Removes the item with the specified title from the menu.

- (void)removeItemWithTitle:(NSString *)title
Parameters
title

The title of the item you want to remove. If no menu item exists with the specified title, this method triggers an assertion.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

selectedItem

Returns the menu item last selected by the user.

- (NSMenuItem *)selectedItem
Return Value

The menu item that is currently selected, or nil if no item is selected.

Discussion

The last selected menu item is the one that was highlighted when the user released the mouse button. It is possible for a pull-down menu’s selected item to be its first item.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

selectItem:

Selects the specified menu item.

- (void)selectItem:(NSMenuItem *)item
Parameters
item

The menu item to select, or nil if you want to deselect all menu items.

Discussion

By default, selecting or deselecting a menu item from a pop-up menu changes its state. Selecting a menu item from a pull-down menu does not automatically alter the state of the item. Use the setAltersStateOfSelectedItem: method, passing it a value of NO, to disassociate the current selection from the state of menu items.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

selectItemAtIndex:

Selects the item in the menu at the specified index.

- (void)selectItemAtIndex:(NSInteger)index
Parameters
index

The index of the item you want to select, or -1 you want to deselect all menu items.

Discussion

By default, selecting or deselecting a menu item from a pop-up menu changes its state. Selecting a menu item from a pull-down menu does not automatically alter the state of the item. Use the setAltersStateOfSelectedItem: method, passing it a value of NO, to disassociate the current selection from the state of menu items.

Subclassers can override this method to catch all select calls.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Related Sample Code
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

selectItemWithTag:

Selects the menu item with the specified tag.

- (BOOL)selectItemWithTag:(NSInteger)tag
Parameters
tag

The tag of the item you want to select.

Return Value

YES if the item was successfully selected; otherwise, NO.

Discussion

If no item with the specified tag is found, this method returns NO and leaves the menu state unchanged.

You typically assign tags to menu items from Interface Builder, but you can also assign them programmatically using the setTag: method of NSMenuItem.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.4 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

selectItemWithTitle:

Selects the item with the specified title.

- (void)selectItemWithTitle:(NSString *)title
Parameters
title

The title of the item to select. If you specify nil, an empty string, or a string that does not match the title of a menu item, this method deselects the currently selected item.

Discussion

By default, selecting or deselecting a menu item changes its state. Use the setAltersStateOfSelectedItem: method, passing it a value of NO, to disassociate the current selection from the state of menu items.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

setAltersStateOfSelectedItem:

Sets whether the receiver links the state of the menu items to the current selection.

- (void)setAltersStateOfSelectedItem:(BOOL)flag
Parameters
flag

YES if the selected menu item has its state set to NSOnState automatically; otherwise, NO if the state of menu items is independent of the current selection.

Discussion

You use this method to control whether the selected menu item is linked to the state of that item. When you specify NO for the flag parameter, this method sets the state of the currently selected item to NSOffState.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

setArrowPosition:

Sets the position of the arrow displayed on the receiver.

- (void)setArrowPosition:(NSPopUpArrowPosition)position
Parameters
position

The position of the arrow.

Discussion

If you specify NSPopUpNoArrow, the receiver displays no arrow. NSPopUpArrowAtCenter displays the arrow centered horizontally within the cell. NSPopUpArrowAtBottom displays the arrow at the edge of the cell. This method works with setPreferredEdge: to determine the exact location and orientation of the arrow. For more information, see setPreferredEdge:.

This method is ignored unless the receiver is a pull-down list with a beveled border.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Related Sample Code
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

setAutoenablesItems:

Sets whether the receiver automatically enables and disables its items every time a user event occurs.

- (void)setAutoenablesItems:(BOOL)flag
Parameters
flag

YES if you want the receiver to automatically enable and disable items; otherwise, NO.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

setImage:

This method has no effect.

- (void)setImage:(NSImage *)anImage
Parameters
anImage

The image to display.

Discussion

The image displayed in a pop up button is taken from the selected menu item (in the case of a pop up menu) or from the first menu item (in the case of a pull-down menu).

setMenu:

Sets the pop-up button’s associated menu.

- (void)setMenu:(NSMenu *)menu
Parameters
menu

The menu to associate with the pop-up button.

Discussion

If another menu was already associated with the pop-up button, this method releases the old menu. If you want to explicitly save the old menu, you should retain it before invoking this method.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
See Also
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

setObjectValue:

Selects the item at a specific index using an object value.

- (void)setObjectValue:(id)object
Parameters
object

An NSNumber object containing the index (an integer) of the item you want to select. Specify the index -1 to deselect all items. You can also use an object other than an NSNumber object. In that case, the object must respond to the intValue message and return an appropriate index value.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.3 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

setPreferredEdge:

Sets the edge of the receiver next to which the pop-up menu should appear under restrictive screen conditions.

- (void)setPreferredEdge:(NSRectEdge)edge
Parameters
edge

The preferred edge. Possible values include NSMinXEdge, NSMinYEdge, NSMaxXEdge, or NSMaxYEdge.

Discussion

At display time, if attaching the menu to the preferred edge would cause part of the menu to be obscured, the pop-up button may use a different edge. If no preferred edge is set, the pop-up button uses the bottom edge by default.

This method works with setArrowPosition: to determine the exact location of the arrow:

  • If the arrow position is NSPopUpArrowAtCenter, the arrow stays in the center of the button and this method determines which edge the arrow points to. NSMinXEdge points to the left, NSMaxYEdge points to the top, NSMaxXEdge points to the right, and NSMinYEdge points to the bottom.

  • If the arrow position is NSPopUpArrowAtBottom, this method determines which edge the arrow is at. NSMinXEdge places the arrow at the center of the left side, pointing to the left. NSMinYEdge places the arrow at bottom right corner, pointing up. NSMaxXEdge places the arrow at the center of the right side, pointing to the right. NSMaxYEdge places the arrow at the bottom right corner, pointing down.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Related Sample Code
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

setPullsDown:

Sets whether the receiver behaves as a pull-down or pop-up menu.

- (void)setPullsDown:(BOOL)flag
Parameters
flag

YES if you want the receiver to operate as a pull-down menu; otherwise, NO if you want it to operate as a pop-up menu.

Discussion

This method does not change the contents of the menu; it changes only the style of the menu.

When changing the menu type to a pull-down menu, if the menu was a pop-up menu and the cell alters the state of its selected items, this method sets the state of the currently selected item to NSOffState before changing the menu type.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Related Sample Code
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

setTitle:

Sets the string displayed in the receiver when the user isn’t pressing the mouse button.

- (void)setTitle:(NSString *)aString
Parameters
aString

The string to display.

Discussion

For pull-down menus that get their titles from a menu item, this method simply sets the pop-up button cell’s menu item to the first item in the menu. For pop-up menus, if a menu item whose title matches aString exists, this method makes that menu item the current selection; otherwise, it creates a new menu item with the title aString, adds it to the pop-up menu, and selects it.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

setUsesItemFromMenu:

Sets whether the pop-up button uses an item from the menu for its own title.

- (void)setUsesItemFromMenu:(BOOL)flag
Parameters
flag

YES if the button should use the first menu item as its own title; otherwise, NO. YES is the default value.

Discussion

For pop-up menus, the pop-up button uses the title of the currently selected menu item; if no menu item is selected, the pop-up button displays no item and is drawn empty. You can set the title or image of the pop-up button to something permanent by first calling this method (with a parameter of NO) and then calling setMenuItem:, as shown in the following example:

- (void)awakeFromNib {
 
    NSString *buttonImagePath = [[NSBundle mainBundle] pathForResource:@"plane" ofType:@"png"];
    NSImage *buttonImage = [[NSImage alloc] initWithContentsOfFile:buttonImagePath];
    NSMenuItem *imageItem = [[NSMenuItem alloc] init];
    [imageItem setImage:buttonImage];
    [imageItem setTitle:@"City"];
    [[myPopUpButton cell] setUsesItemFromMenu:NO];
    [[myPopUpButton cell] setMenuItem:imageItem];
    [buttonImage release];
    [imageItem release];
}
Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

synchronizeTitleAndSelectedItem

Synchronizes the the pop-up button’s displayed item with the currently selected menu item.

- (void)synchronizeTitleAndSelectedItem
Discussion

If no item is currently selected, this method synchronizes the pop-up buttons displayed item with the first menu item. If the pop-up button cell does not get its displayed item from a menu item, this method does nothing.

For pull-down menus, this method sets the displayed item to the title first menu item.

If the pop-up button’s menu does not contain any menu items, this method sets the pop-up button’s displayed item to nil, resulting in nothing being displayed in the control.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

titleOfSelectedItem

Returns the title of the item last selected by the user.

- (NSString *)titleOfSelectedItem
Return Value

The title of the selected menu item, or an empty string if no item is selected.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

usesItemFromMenu

Returns a Boolean value indicating whether the pop-up button uses an item from the menu for its own title.

- (BOOL)usesItemFromMenu
Return Value

YES if the button uses the first menu item as its own title; otherwise, NO. YES is the default value.

Discussion

If this option is set, pull-down menus use the title of the first menu item, while pop-up menus use the title of the currently selected menu.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

Constants

NSPopUpArrowPosition

These constants are defined for use with the arrowPosition and setArrowPosition: methods.

typedef enum {
   NSPopUpNoArrow       = 0,
   NSPopUpArrowAtCenter = 1,
   NSPopUpArrowAtBottom = 2
} NSPopUpArrowPosition;
Constants
NSPopUpNoArrow

Does not display any arrow in the receiver.

Available in OS X v10.0 and later.

Declared in NSPopUpButtonCell.h.

NSPopUpArrowAtCenter

Arrow is centered vertically, pointing toward the preferredEdge.

Available in OS X v10.0 and later.

Declared in NSPopUpButtonCell.h.

NSPopUpArrowAtBottom

Arrow is drawn at the edge of the button, pointing toward the preferredEdge.

Available in OS X v10.0 and later.

Declared in NSPopUpButtonCell.h.

Availability
  • Available in OS X v10.0 and later.
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h

Notifications

NSPopUpButtonCellWillPopUpNotification

This notification is posted just before an pop-up menu is attached to its window frame. You can use this notification to lazily construct your part’s menus, thus preventing unnecessary calculations until they are needed. The notification object can be either a pop-up button or its enclosed pop-up button cell. This notification does not contain a userInfo dictionary.
Availability
Declared In
NSPopUpButtonCell.h