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Hi,

I want to add dropdown menu's in my app at runtime. This works alright.
When one of the menu-items is clicked a procedure is called. But how do I know which menu item was selected,because they all call the same proc. How do I do this? I Can't link proc's to menu-items which don't yet exist in development.
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Lizzzard,

A very good question! Got my gears working anyway. Here's what I figured out:

First, Create the menu items at runtime
(remember that popupmenu1 is initially empty)

procedure TForm1.Button1Click(Sender: TObject);
var NewItem: TMenuItem;
      iItemCount: Integer;
BEGIN

For iItemCount := 1 to 5 DO
  Begin
    NewItem := TMenuItem.Create(PopupMenu1);
    NewItem.Caption := 'Menu Item #' + IntToStr(iItemCount);
    PopupMenu1.Items.Insert(PopupMenu1.Items.Count,                                                NewItem);
{Now we assocate a pre-definded procedure for the menu item
 All menu items are assigned the same procedure}
    NewItem.OnClick := HandleMenuClick;
end;

Cool! Now here's the pre-defined procedure to handle the menu clicks:

procedure TForm1.HandleMenuClick(Sender: TObject);
var MI: TMenuItem;
BEGIN

MI := Sender as TMenuItem;
ShowMessage(You Clicked on the menu item called ( ' +
  TM.Caption + ' )');

{Here is where you put a bunch of IF statements to handle each menu item's stuff}

END;

Hope this helps!

Pegasus
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