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Old 01-26-2008, 03:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
kberry
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Answering my own question here...

What I appear to missing are brain cells.

When 'makeMenu' is called you then have a pointer to 'menu'
and anywhere within the 'makeMenu' override while you are
creating your MenuItems you can just call...

menu.setDefault( (MenuItem) my_menu_item );

If you want to set/change the default menu item AFTER
'makeMenu' or at some other run-time point within your
application then all you have to do is 'remember' what
the last 'menu' handle was passed to the last 'makeMenu'
method.

Create yourself a 'global' that can seen from all 'screens'
such as...

static Menu _menu = null;

...and then every time 'makeMenu' is called anywhere
in your application just update it with the 'Menu'
pointer being passed to you by 'makeMenu'...

_menu = menu;

Then, from anywhere in your application, as long as you
have also saved the 'MenuItem' handles for your own
menu items saved to globals as well you can just call...

_menu.setDefault( (MenuItem) my_menu_item );
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