Function Reference


_GUICtrlMenu_CreatePopup

Creates a drop down menu, submenu, or shortcut menu

#include <GuiMenu.au3>
_GUICtrlMenu_CreatePopup ( [$iStyle = $MNS_CHECKORBMP] )

Parameters

$iStyle [optional] Style of the menu. It can be one or more of the following values:
    $MNS_AUTODISMISS - Menu automatically ends when mouse is outside the menu for 10 seconds
    $MNS_CHECKORBMP - The same space is reserved for the check mark and the bitmap (default)
    $MNS_DRAGDROP - Menu items are OLE drop targets or drag sources
    $MNS_MODELESS - Menu is modeless
    $MNS_NOCHECK - No space is reserved to the left of an item for a check mark
    $MNS_NOTIFYBYPOS - Menu owner receives a WM_MENUCOMMAND message instead of a WM_COMMAND message for selections

Return Value

Success: The handle to the newly created menu.
Failure: 0.

Remarks

Menu resources that are assigned to a window are freed automatically. If the menu is not assigned to a window, an application must free system resources associated with the menu before closing.
An application frees menu resources by calling the _GUICtrlMenu_DestroyMenu() function.
$MNS_NOTIFYBYPOS is a menu header style and has no effect when applied to individual sub menus

Related

_GUICtrlMenu_CreateMenu, _GUICtrlMenu_DestroyMenu

See Also

Search CreatePopupMenu in MSDN Library.

Example

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GuiMenu.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

Global Enum $e_idOpen = 1000, $e_idSave, $e_idInfo

Example()

Func Example()
    ; Create GUI
    GUICreate("Menu", 400, 300)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

    ; Register message handlers
    GUIRegisterMsg($WM_COMMAND, "WM_COMMAND")
    GUIRegisterMsg($WM_CONTEXTMENU, "WM_CONTEXTMENU")

    ; Loop until the user exits.
    Do
    Until GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
EndFunc   ;==>Example

; Handle WM_COMMAND messages
Func WM_COMMAND($hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam)
    #forceref $hWnd, $iMsg, $lParam
    Switch $wParam
        Case $e_idOpen
            _WinAPI_ShowMsg("Open")
        Case $e_idSave
            _WinAPI_ShowMsg("Save")
        Case $e_idInfo
            _WinAPI_ShowMsg("Info")
    EndSwitch
EndFunc   ;==>WM_COMMAND

; Handle WM_CONTEXTMENU messages
Func WM_CONTEXTMENU($hWnd, $iMsg, $wParam, $lParam)
    #forceref $hWnd, $iMsg, $lParam
    Local $hMenu

    $hMenu = _GUICtrlMenu_CreatePopup()
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem($hMenu, 0, "Open", $e_idOpen)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem($hMenu, 1, "Save", $e_idSave)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem($hMenu, 3, "", 0)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem($hMenu, 3, "Info", $e_idInfo)
    _GUICtrlMenu_TrackPopupMenu($hMenu, $wParam)
    _GUICtrlMenu_DestroyMenu($hMenu)
    Return True
EndFunc   ;==>WM_CONTEXTMENU