A class for API Created Dynamic Menus


For some controls In my current project, I wanted To be able To display a simple context menu using the Right mouse button.

The solution In plain VB uses an existing menu, which must be extended (at runtime Or at design Time). I found this unacceptable.

Searching the web offered the solution of using the API functions CreatePopupMenu(), TrackPopupMenu() And AppendMenu().

I extended the sample To work With a undetermined number of arguments, thus giving Me the flexibility I needed.

The presented Function Popup() assumes the user wants a context menu at the current mouse pointer location. The argument Array consists of menu items Or separators (presented by a Single dash). The user can Select a menu Item by using either the Left Or Right mouse button. The index of the chosen menu Item Is returned, Or zero If cancelled.

A simple usage of the class module could be : (on a list box)


private Sub List1_MouseUp(Button as Integer, Shift as Integer, _
      x as Single, y as Single)
    Dim oMenu as cPopupMenu
    Dim lMenuChosen as Long
'
    If Button = vbRightButton then
        set oMenu = new cPopupMenu
'
' Pass in the desired menu, use '-' for a separator
'
        lMenuChosen = oMenu.Popup("Menu 1", "Menu 2", "Menu 3", _
                "-", "Menu 4")
'
        Debug.print lMenuChosen
    End If
'
End Sub
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