As far as I can tell …
- Easy to add items to list all at once with a StringArray
- I can set the Selection easily using “setSelectedId”
- I can modify it’s behavior with a Lamda (onChange)
- Ability to add Submenu’s. (You can do this with CombBox’s, but with extra steps)
- You can assign call backs to each item
- You can change the item selection on the fly by overriding mouseDown
With the exception of needing Submenu’s, I don’t see a reason to use popupmenus.
I don’t want to miss out on the good stuff just because my own needs are limited. Why prefer one over the other? I’d like to expand my knowledge.
The ComboBox has a PopupMenu, so it is not a question of either or…
You can add sub menus to a ComboBox by accessing the underlying PopupMenu calling getRootMenu()
For me, the decision usually comes down to: do I need the selection to show in the button after closing the menu? If so, I use a ComboBox. If not, I use a PopupMenu launched by a Button.
Thanks for that.
You just answered the question I was about to ask. I often find that while examples are instructive, they don’t always guide you through other common usage that would be very useful to know.
Thanks, I guess I was wondering if one could be used separately from the other and why one might do that.
I’ve noticed that the “addItem” method call has a different parameter list. I’ll go look for some github samples. I might strike gold there.