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Hi people, and happy new year for all of you,

anyone have a clue on adding a title to a Context menu in order to differentitate it from another identical context menu in the same program and/or changing the background color?

I copy below a help script I was just using for testing. As GUICtrlSetColor & GUICtrlSetBkColor doesn't do the magic I attempted to use GUICtrlCreateLabel but it doesn't paint the context menu area but the maingui one.

Thanks in advance for any help and regards.

#include <ButtonConstants.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>

Local $hGui = GUICreate("My GUI", 170, 40)

Local $idOptionsBtn = GUICtrlCreateButton("&Options", 10, 10, 70, 20, $BS_FLAT)

; At first create a dummy control for the options and a contextmenu for it
$idOptionsDummy = GUICtrlCreateDummy()
$idOptionsContext = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu($idOptionsDummy)

GUICtrlCreateLabel("", 1, 1, 10, 10)
GUICtrlSetBkColor(-1, 0x99d9EA) ;cyan
GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_DISABLE)

GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Common", $idOptionsContext)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("File", $idOptionsContext)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("", $idOptionsContext)
Local $idOptionsExit = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Exit", $idOptionsContext)

Local $idHelpBtn = GUICtrlCreateButton("&Help", 90, 10, 70, 20, $BS_FLAT)

; Create a dummy control and a contextmenu for the help too
Local $idHelpDummy = GUICtrlCreateDummy()
Local $idHelpContext = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu($idHelpDummy)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Website", $idHelpContext)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("", $idHelpContext)
Local $idHelpAbout = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("About...", $idHelpContext)


Local $idMsg

; Loop until the user exits.
While 1
    $idMsg = GUIGetMsg()

    Switch $idMsg
        Case $idOptionsExit, $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

        Case $idOptionsBtn
            ShowMenu($hGui, $idMsg, $idOptionsContext)

        Case $idHelpBtn
            ShowMenu($hGui, $idMsg, $idHelpContext)

        Case $idHelpAbout
            MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "About...", "GUICtrlGetHandle-Sample")

; Show a menu in a given GUI window which belongs to a given GUI ctrl
Func ShowMenu($hWnd, $idCtrl, $idContext)
    Local $aPos, $x, $y
    Local $hMenu = GUICtrlGetHandle($idContext)

    $aPos = ControlGetPos($hWnd, "", $idCtrl)

    $x = $aPos[0]
    $y = $aPos[1] + $aPos[3]

    ClientToScreen($hWnd, $x, $y)
    TrackPopupMenu($hWnd, $hMenu, $x, $y)
EndFunc   ;==>ShowMenu

; Convert the client (GUI) coordinates to screen (desktop) coordinates
Func ClientToScreen($hWnd, ByRef $x, ByRef $y)
    Local $tPoint = DllStructCreate("int;int")

    DllStructSetData($tPoint, 1, $x)
    DllStructSetData($tPoint, 2, $y)

    DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "ClientToScreen", "hwnd", $hWnd, "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($tPoint))

    $x = DllStructGetData($tPoint, 1)
    $y = DllStructGetData($tPoint, 2)
    ; release Struct not really needed as it is a local
    $tPoint = 0
EndFunc   ;==>ClientToScreen

; Show at the given coordinates (x, y) the popup menu (hMenu) which belongs to a given GUI window (hWnd)
Func TrackPopupMenu($hWnd, $hMenu, $x, $y)
    DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "TrackPopupMenuEx", "hwnd", $hMenu, "int", 0, "int", $x, "int", $y, "hwnd", $hWnd, "ptr", 0)
EndFunc   ;==>TrackPopupMenu

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From the help, a little edited:

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>

GUICreate("My GUI", 300, 200)

Local $idFileMenu = GUICtrlCreateContextMenu()
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("&Open", $idFileMenu)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("&Save", $idFileMenu)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("", $idFileMenu)
Local $idOptionsMenu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("O&ptions", $idFileMenu)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("View", $idOptionsMenu)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("", $idOptionsMenu)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("Tools", $idOptionsMenu)
GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("", $idFileMenu)
Local $idExitItem = GUICtrlCreateMenuItem("&Exit", $idFileMenu)

Local $idEndBtn = GUICtrlCreateButton("End", 110, 140, 70, 20)

SetMenuColor($idFileMenu, 0xEEBB99) ; BGR color value
SetMenuColor($idOptionsMenu, 0x66BB99); BGR color value


While 1
    $idMsg = GUIGetMsg()
    Switch $idMsg
        Case $idExitItem, $idEndBtn, $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

; Apply the color to the menu
Func SetMenuColor($nMenuID, $nColor)
    Local Const $MIM_APPLYTOSUBMENUS = 0x80000000
    Local Const $MIM_BACKGROUND = 0x00000002
    Local $hMenu = GUICtrlGetHandle($nMenuID)
    Local $hBrush = DllCall("gdi32.dll", "hwnd", "CreateSolidBrush", "int", $nColor)
    $hBrush = $hBrush[0]
    Local $tMenuInfo = DllStructCreate("dword;dword;dword;uint;dword;dword;ptr")
    DllStructSetData($tMenuInfo, 1, DllStructGetSize($tMenuInfo))
    DllStructSetData($tMenuInfo, 2, BitOR($MIM_APPLYTOSUBMENUS, $MIM_BACKGROUND))
    DllStructSetData($tMenuInfo, 5, $hBrush)
    DllCall("user32.dll", "int", "SetMenuInfo", "hwnd", $hMenu, "ptr", DllStructGetPtr($tMenuInfo))
    $tMenuInfo = 0 ; release Struct not really needed as it is a local
EndFunc   ;==>SetMenuColor

Or use >GUI/Tray Menu with icons and colors

Edited by johnmcloud

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