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How to add an arrow for a menu item without GDIPlus?

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I'm using _GUICtrlMenu_AddMenuItem() and it works great!

But I want to add a simple arrow to the menu item. Now the problem is that special characters aren't allowed, at least, ChrW(<code>) doesn't do the job for me (using Windows XP).

So I decided to use _GUICtrlMenu_SetItemBmp() as well, but I'm having trouble using this. But I do not want to use GDIPlus just for a simple arrow. I just want a single colour very simple 11 by 11 bitmap, no other advanced stuff.

Amongst other things, I tried the following to create the bitmap:

$tAsc = DllStructCreate($tagBITMAPINFO)





DllStructSetData($tAsc,"BitCount",24) ; also tried 16

DIM $aAsc[11] = ; tried various things like strings and binary values

$hDC = _WinAPI_CreateCompatibleDC(0)

$hAsc = _WinAPI_CreateCompatibleBitmap($hDC,11,11)

_WinAPI_SelectObject($hDC,$hAsc) ; also tried omitting whole line

_WinAPI_SetDIBits($hDC,$hAsc,0,11,$aAsc,$tAsc,1) ; also tried omitting last parameter

The menu shows either with a full block or no bitmap at all. What am I doing wrong?

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Got it fixed now, so no more need for help.

Numerous issues with Dll*functions geez, they didn't make it easy.

In addition, _GUICtrlMenu_SetItemBmp() doesn't do the trick, gotto use _GUICtrlMenu_SetItemBitmaps() instead.

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Can you post the resulting code please?

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Might have been easier to use

$Menu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("&File")
$Menu_1 = GUICtrlCreateMenu("Next Menu" & @Tab & ">>", $menu)


$Menu = GUICtrlCreateMenu("&File")
$Menu_1 = GUICtrlCreateMenu("Next Menu" & @Tab & "->", $menu)


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