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I'm changing a "previously working" script over to On Event Mode.  Everything works fine, except for the context menu I added to a RichText control (which was processed in the While loop, of course).

How do I set up my function (_ShowMenu) so it's activated upon a right click?  I've searched for an example and could not locate one.

Thanks for any help.


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Hi qwert,

An example script would assist in other users helping you. Please post a sample script that demonstrates the issue you are having.


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Well, the script is fairly complicated ... but the particular issue isn't.

Here's the gist of what works in Message Loop Mode:

While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
    _ShowMenu($GUI, $menu, $edit)
Func _ShowMenu($hGUI, $hMenu, $hControl)
   ;  < show menu if mouse is within RichEdit control>
EndFunc ;==> _ShowMenu

How can _ShowMenu be invoked (with its 3 parameters) in On Event Mode?


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Have you tried using a context menu?

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This is on a RichText control ... where a custom menu function is necessary (per everything I've read).


For anyone following, here are two references:


From help on GUICtrlSetOnEvent:

OnEvent functions are only called when the option GUIOnEventMode is set to 1 - when in this mode GUIGetMsg() is NOT used at all.

You can not call a function using parameters.

Edited by qwert

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OK, I have something that works ... but it might not be “the best”.


Five elements are required:


A normal menu is defined:

$contextMenu = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu(GUICtrlCreateDummy())

$menu = GUICtrlGetHandle($contextMenu)

$select = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem('Select All', $contextMenu)


_ShowMenu() is defined as a function with no parameters

... so it’s hard-coded to support just the one menu.


Individual functions are defined to support each entry in the menu.

... like Func _Select() for "Select All" on the menu.


A GUI-level event is defined that references the child GUI.  This causes the menu to pop up.

GUISetOnEvent ( $GUI_EVENT_SECONDARYUP, "_ShowMenu", $hGUI_Child)


Individual Control-level events are defined for each of the menu's entries:

GUICtrlSetOnEvent ( $select, "_Select")



Comments are welcome.



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