“Should? Will. Should? Will. Should? Will. Did!”
—quote based on Cocoa delegate methods
This chapter discusses those little black and white icons on the right side of the menu bar as displayed in Figure 9.1. Before we assign these items a real name, let's make something perfectly clear: They are not all created equal. Those created by Apple that can be command dragged to swap locations and added simply by dropping a bundle on the menu bar are called
NSMenuExtras. However, the
NSMenuExtra class is a private API, so, as developers who do not work for Apple, we need to create
Also, Apple says status items are reserved for Apple's use only ...