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Software Engineering and Computer Games by Rudy Rucker

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23.9. Adjusting the program appearance

The caption bar and the About dialog

To start with, the caption bar for a project like Pop will say something like:

Pop – [Pop1]

The second name is the name of the View window that currently has the focus. If the child window is maximized, the name is in square brackets; otherwise it’s not, and will say something like:

Pop – Pop1

The ‘Pop1’ is a program-generated name for the file (the ‘document’) that you currently have open. If you use the File | Open or the File | Save As... commands, this name will change to reflect your current choice of a file name. (At present, ‘opening’ or ‘saving’ a file will have no real effect except for changing the name in the caption bar. We’ll show you how to properly save ...

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