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Hi, I'm wondering how to change the name that an application places as the title of the left-most menu. It seems to have no correlation to the name of the file. You can change the name of an application to whatever you want in the Finder, but the menu will still be named whatever it was before. I want this behavior in my App. It was built with CW 8 and is a Carbon app...I notice that all the apps I've built with PB have the "static menu name" property even if the filename of the app changes. I tried ...

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    Hi,

    I'm wondering how to change the name that an application places as the title
    of the left-most menu.

    It seems to have no correlation to the name of the file. You can change the
    name of an application to whatever you want in the Finder, but the menu will
    still be named whatever it was before.

    I want this behavior in my App. It was built with CW 8 and is a Carbon
    app...I notice that all the apps I've built with PB have the "static menu
    name" property even if the filename of the app changes.

    I tried just recreating the package that PB builds, and putting my CW app in
    it, but no luck. Any ideas?

    -Alex

    Alex Guest

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    In article <BBD17C14.2A765%rampellsoft.com>,
    Alex Rampell <rampellsoft.com> wrote:
     

    In your property list, add the CFBundleName key and specify the name you
    want for the menu as its value. There is an Apple Tech Note about
    'plst' resources that is helpful for this info.

    --
    Isaac Wankerl
    Metrowerks
    Mac Software Developer
    Isaac Guest

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    In article <BBD17C14.2A765%rampellsoft.com>,
    Alex Rampell <rampellsoft.com> wrote:
     

    CFBundleName in the plist.

    hth

    meeroh

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    My app doesn't seem to have a property list, though. (All PB apps do, CW
    apps don't seem to). It's just a pure Carbon app, using old-style
    resources, and is not a folder. Where would the plist be?

    -Alex

    in article mit.edu, Miro
    Jurisic at org wrote on 11/7/03 17:30:
     
    >
    > CFBundleName in the plist.
    >
    > hth
    >
    > meeroh[/ref]


    Alex Guest

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    On Fri, 7 Nov 2003, Alex Rampell wrote:
     
    If your app isn't bundled, it will be in the plst(0) resource.

    Fred 
    > >
    > > CFBundleName in the plist.
    > >
    > > hth
    > >
    > > meeroh[/ref]
    >
    >
    >[/ref]

    Frederick Guest

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    In article <BBD18B7C.2A780%rampellsoft.com>,
    Alex Rampell <rampellsoft.com> wrote:
     

    <http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn/tn2013.html>

    hth

    meeroh

    I am not a folder!

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    Even though I have specified that CW should produce a plst resource (in the
    Project Settings->Target->Property List settings), nothing is outputted.
    Even if I specify that it should output as a file, it still doesn't seem to
    output anything when I build the target.

    Is there something I'm missing?

    -Alex


    in article
    srcf.societies.cam.ac.uk,
    Frederick Cheung at DUH.ucam.org wrote on 11/7/03 17:51:
     
    > If your app isn't bundled, it will be in the plst(0) resource.
    >
    > Fred 
    >>
    >>
    >>[/ref]
    >[/ref]


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    In article <BBD2CDC5.2A8D2%rampellsoft.com>,
    Alex Rampell <rampellsoft.com> wrote:
     

    Well, you need to tell it what to put in the plist by editing the .plc file. If
    you don't have one, start a new project from a stationery and see what's
    supposed to go in there.

    hth

    meeroh

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