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OS. To create support options

Since the macro in this tutorial limits the support options to only fixed or pinned, using a pair of radio buttons to allow the user to select the support type is a good design choice. However, in a situation where three or more options were available, a drop-down list control might be a better choice.
  1. Select the Add OptionButton tool.
  2. Click a point to the right of the Support Type label (i.e., text5). The option control is placed.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to add a second option to the right of the first.
  4. Right-click on the first option control. The Edit OptionButton Properties dialog opens.
  5. Type the following values to define the location:
    • Left = 220
    • Top = 130
    • Width = 90
    • Height = 15
  6. Type Fixed in the Caption field.
  7. Type sprt in the OptionGroup combo box.
  8. Click >>. The properties for the second option control are displayed.
  9. Repeat steps 5 through 7 except type 370 in the Left field and Pinned in the Caption field.
    Tip: Since the option group was previously defined, you can now selected from the drop-down list in the combo box rather than re-type its name.
  10. Click Close. The Edit OptionButton Properties dialog closes.