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    Hi guys.

    I have three AMS 4.0 small projects. I want the first to call up the other two. (from the first menu, simply two links (execute file) to menus 2 and 3. What is the best way to go about this?

    I have used explorer to move folders into the first distribution folder, but they don't get recognized when opening that menu.

    Any ideas? Your help, as always, appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: Link menus??

    It's pretty straightforward. Just use "File - Execute" to run the other menu's executable.

    If you want the main menu to close, make sure "wait for return" is disabled, and follow the "File - Execute" with an "Application - Exit" action.

    Note that each menu will need its own DATA folder, so it might be best to have each menu in its own folder (either that or change the name of the DATA folder on the Build tab of the Project Settings dialog).
    --[[ Indigo Rose Software Developer ]]


    • #3
      Re: Link menus??

      Thanks, Lorne.
      What I was really asking was how to work with multiple menus within AMS. When I tried to use explorer to move data folders and files into one large project, I couldn't. Thought I could have several menus and their data under one distribution folder and then access each. It doesn't work that way.

      Only way I found was to build the menus separately and use the file-execute command manually to type in the link and then burn the folders and menus in their respective order on the CD.



      • #4
        Re: Link menus??

        On a related subject, I need to design a project that will span two, or possibly three Cds. I will not have a table of contents. I will want the user to be able to click on a button which will:

        1) Bring up an info dialog box to tell them to insert Cd2

        1) Upon clicking a ready button in the dialog box (indicating that the user has inserted the proper Cd
        2) Automatically execute the appropriate file.
        1) If the user inserts the wrong Cd, to display another dialog box informing him/her of the error and again waiting for them to insert the proper Cd and click 'OK'

        After viewing said file, upon clicking an exit button, I need that button to:

        1) Again bring up an info dialog box telling them to insert Cd1
        2) Take them automatically back to where they were on that Cd.
        3) Once again I would need a dialog box that would handle an incorrect Cd insertion.

        Have I missed any necessary steps to make a smooth and error free transition between Cds? I was wondering if, er, maybe, someone might possibly supply the needed code for an AMS 4 newbie?

        Thanks in advance!