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I use _GUICtrlMenu_SetItemBmp() to set an icon to my menu item.

In vista, all works good, but in xp, i works but looks not so good.

Here's a screenshot.


The left one is au3, and the right one is ahk_L (a mod of ahk).

In the au3 one, there's no margin between icon and text.

And the highlighted item's icon is also highlighted.

But I prefer something like the ahk one.

Is there any way to do so?


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Can you post the code of the menu?

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Can you post the code of the menu?

Just run the example script in UDF help file and you can see the same problem.

#include <GuiMenu.au3>
#include <GuiConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WinAPI.au3>

Opt('MustDeclareVars', 1)

Global $iMemo


Func _Main()
    Local $hGUI, $hFile, $hEdit, $hHelp, $hMain
    Local Enum $idNew = 1000, $idOpen, $idSave, $idExit, $idCut, $idCopy, $idPaste, $idAbout

    ; Create GUI
    $hGUI = GUICreate("Menu", 400, 300)

    ; Create File menu
    $hFile = _GUICtrlMenu_CreateMenu ()
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hFile, 0, "&New", $idNew)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hFile, 1, "&Open", $idOpen)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hFile, 2, "&Save", $idSave)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hFile, 3, "", 0)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hFile, 4, "E&xit", $idExit)

    ; Create Edit menu
    $hEdit = _GUICtrlMenu_CreateMenu ()
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hEdit, 0, "&Cut", $idCut)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hEdit, 1, "C&opy", $idCopy)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hEdit, 2, "&Paste", $idPaste)

    ; Create Help menu
    $hHelp = _GUICtrlMenu_CreateMenu ()
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hHelp, 0, "&About", $idAbout)

    ; Create Main menu
    $hMain = _GUICtrlMenu_CreateMenu ()
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hMain, 0, "&File", 0, $hFile)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hMain, 1, "&Edit", 0, $hEdit)
    _GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hMain, 2, "&Help", 0, $hHelp)

    ; Set window menu
    _GUICtrlMenu_SetMenu ($hGUI, $hMain)

    ; Create memo control
    $iMemo = GUICtrlCreateEdit("", 2, 2, 396, 276, 0)
    GUICtrlSetFont($iMemo, 9, 400, 0, "Courier New")

    ; Set New menu item to have a bitmap
    _GUICtrlMenu_SetItemBmp ($hFile, 0, _WinAPI_CreateSolidBitmap ($hGUI, 0xFF0000, 11, 11))
    MemoWrite("Item bitmap handle: 0x" & Hex(_GUICtrlMenu_GetItemBmp ($hFile, 0)))

    ; Loop until user exits
    Until GUIGetMsg() = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
EndFunc   ;==>_Main

; Write message to memo
Func MemoWrite($sMessage)
    GUICtrlSetData($iMemo, $sMessage & @CRLF, 1)
EndFunc   ;==>MemoWrite

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It seems like this is a known problem with XP that AHK solves using WM_DRAWITEM or owner-drawn menus. You can try ModernMenu made by Holger. Check to see if it's compatible with your version of AutoIt because it may contain script breaking issues.

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For the spacing try adding empty space before the text with eithe a space or @Tab


_GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hEdit, 0, " &Cut", $idCut)


_GUICtrlMenu_InsertMenuItem ($hEdit, 0, @Tab & "&Cut", $idCut)


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