Function Reference


Returns the handle for a tray menu(item).

TrayItemGetHandle ( controlID )


controlID The control identifier (controlID) as returned by a TrayCreateItem or TrayCreateMenu function.

Return Value

Success: the handle of the given control ID.
Failure: 0.


To get the handle to the tray context menu itself use '0' as controlID.


TrayItemGetState, TrayItemGetText


#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <StringConstants.au3>
#include <TrayConstants.au3> ; Required for the $TRAY_ICONSTATE_SHOW constant.

Opt("TrayMenuMode", 3) ; The default tray menu items will not be shown and items are not checked when selected. These are options 1 and 2 for TrayMenuMode.

Global Const $MIM_APPLYTOSUBMENUS = 0x80000000, $MIM_BACKGROUND = 0x00000002 ; Constants required for SetMenuColor


Func Example()
        Local $idSettings = TrayCreateMenu("Settings") ; Create a tray menu sub menu with two sub items.
        Local $idDisplay = TrayCreateItem("Display", $idSettings)
        Local $idPrinter = TrayCreateItem("Printer", $idSettings)
        TrayCreateItem("") ; Create a separator line.

        Local $idAbout = TrayCreateItem("About")
        TrayCreateItem("") ; Create a separator line.

        Local $idExit = TrayCreateItem("Exit")

        TraySetState($TRAY_ICONSTATE_SHOW) ; Show the tray menu.

        SetMenuColor(0, 0xEEBB99) ; BGR color value, '0' refers to the tray menu itself.
        SetMenuColor($idSettings, 0x66BB99); BGR color value for the 'Settings' menu.

        While 1
                Switch TrayGetMsg()
                        Case $idAbout ; Display a message box about the AutoIt version and installation path of the AutoIt executable.
                                MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "AutoIt tray menu example." & @CRLF & @CRLF & _
                                                "Version: " & @AutoItVersion & @CRLF & _
                                                "Install Path: " & StringLeft(@AutoItExe, StringInStr(@AutoItExe, "\", $STR_NOCASESENSEBASIC, -1) - 1)) ; Find the folder of a full path.

                        Case $idDisplay, $idPrinter
                                MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "A sub menu item was selected from the tray menu.")

                        Case $idExit ; Exit the loop.
EndFunc   ;==>Example

Func SetMenuColor($iMenuID, $iColor)
        Local $hMenu = TrayItemGetHandle($iMenuID) ; Get the internal menu handle

        Local $hBrush = DllCall("gdi32.dll", "hwnd", "CreateSolidBrush", "int", $iColor)
        $hBrush = $hBrush[0]

        Local $tMenuInfo = DllStructCreate("dword;dword;dword;uint;ptr;dword;ptr")
        DllStructSetData($tMenuInfo, 1, DllStructGetSize($tMenuInfo))
        DllStructSetData($tMenuInfo, 2, BitOR($MIM_APPLYTOSUBMENUS, $MIM_BACKGROUND))
        DllStructSetData($tMenuInfo, 5, $hBrush)

        DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetMenuInfo", "hwnd", $hMenu, "struct*", $tMenuInfo)
EndFunc   ;==>SetMenuColor