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WM_CONTEXTMENU and CEdit

FSmullin
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I am programming online help, F1 and Shift-F1 for my application.  I am able to cause the "What's this?" context menu to be displayed for every control on my CFormView except for the CEdit and CCombobox controls.  The edit control does not seem to pass the WM_CONTEXTMENU (VC++ 4.1)  message to it's parent.  Is there a way to append the "What's this?" item to the default edit control context menu?  I'd like to be able to do it from the parent without subclassing the control(s).
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You have to subclass the control. Because if you do not, what the system notifies you when the right mouse button is clicked on the edit box is only WM_PARENTNOTIFY. You can display your context menu when you receive WM_PARENTNOTIFY, but you can not disable the context menu created by the edit box. I think the best way is to subclass the edit box and handle the WM_CONTEXTMENU to create your own menu.

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You can catch "WM_INITMENUPOPUP" message. The framework sends this message when a pop-up menu is about to become active. This allows an application to modify the pop-up menu before it is displayed without changing the entire menu.

Note:   This member function is called by the framework to allow your application to handle a Windows message. The parameters passed to your function reflect the parameters received by the framework when the message was received. If you call the base-class implementation of this function, that implementation will use the parameters originally passed with the message and not the parameters you supply to the function.
 


 

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