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How do i code my own OS ? <just kidding>

I want to display a bitmap in my menus like the one under the start button (Windows 95 / Windows NT) How do i create such a thing ?

Best regards, Arijan Luiken
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by:ZifNab
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Well, you could create your own or use a already created component for that. Go to this site and take a look at the freeware stuff (great things)

 http://ns.mygale.org/~jlucm/

In there you'll find some components to put bitmaps, next to your menus.

Have fun!
Regards,
ZifNab;
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by:aluiken
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No i mean the big bit map not a small one..
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by:JimBob091197
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You need to override your form's WndProc and trap the WM_MEASUREITEM and WM_DRAWITEM messages.  You use these to provide the size of the menu item and to owner-draw the menu item.  You also need to insert the menu items manully specifying the MFT_OWNERDRAW flag.  If you give your e-mail address I will send you a sample app which does this.

JB
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by:aluiken
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Ok my email is : aluiken@amgen.com please add a answer so i can give you the points.

Best Regards,

Arijan
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I have sent you an app.  If it is what you require, you can grade this answer.

Regards,
JB
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