Unfortunately, the PyMOL's internal gui pop-up menu system was not designed as nor intended to be a programmers interface and is subject to change at any time.  Any code which relies upon its behavior may therefore break with future versions of the software. 
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From: pymol-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net [mailto:pymol-users-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net] On Behalf Of NeO
Sent: Sunday, June 22, 2008 7:46 AM
To: support@delsci.com; pymol-users@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [PyMOL] Question about PyMOL development

Hi Warren,

I've read 'Executive.c' under '/trunk/pymol/layer3', it seems that you've pre-defined all the cases that button actions and popup menu changes in function ' ExecutiveClick ', I can understand only part of it. Now, I'm wondering that if I want to implement my thought ( - left-click the C-alpha atom in the structure, there will be a PopUp window coming out with self-defined information in the Viewer window), I have to modify the source code in C-layer and compile the whole source? Am I right? Or, is there any trick to do this in Python-layer?


On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 1:59 PM, NeO <boboppie@gmail.com> wrote:
Dear Warren,

How are you?

I'm writing a wizard, in which I want to implement the function that when I left-click the C-alpha atom, there will be a PopUp window coming out with my defined information in the Viewer window. I can do it using 'tkMessageBox.showinfo', but I want to make it beautiful.

I know that when you left-double click or right-click the protein structure, the popup menu show up. I read the source code of 'menu.py', I'm not sure in the function, the parameter 'self_cmd', what's it for? where the menu functions are called? If I figure it out, I think I can code it in my wizard.

Hope you can help me :)

Best Wishes