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Apple added the ability for an NSMenuItem to have a NSAttributedString for its title (instead of a NSString) with 10.3.

I have programmatically created a NSMenuItem and passed a very long string to setAttributedTitle. Although I have told the NSAttributedString to use word wrapping, the text is truncated; it runs off the end of the NSMenuItem. Since Apple has deprecated NSMenuItemCell, I think I might have to dive into Carbon to find a solution. I thought I’d check here to see if anyone had any ideas.

Here’s my code:

NSMutableParagraphStyle *style = [[NSParagraphStyle defaultParagraphStyle] mutableCopy]; [style setLineBreakMode:NSLineBreakByWordWrapping]; [style setAlignment:NSLeftTextAlignment];

NSMutableAttributedString *attributedTitle = [[NSMutableAttributedString alloc] initWithString:reallyLongTitle attributes:[NSDictionary dictionaryWithObjectsAndKeys: style,NSParagraphStyleAttributeName,nil]];

NSMenuItem *menuItem = [[NSMenuItem alloc] initWithTitle:plainTitle action:NULL keyEquivalent:@””]; [menuItem setAttributedTitle:attributedTitle]; [theMenu addItem: menuItem];

[menuItem release]; [attributedTitle release];

Thanks, JoeCrow