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Closing menu opened by Tray icon

Posted on 1998-01-07
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If you create a program that resides in the tray that responds to mouse messages and opens a pop-up menu when right-clicked, how do you make the menu close if the user clicks OUTSIDE the menu? Currently, only messages generated inside the menu are sent via the callback.
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Question by:nslip
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JimBob091197 earned 100 total points
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Try the following when you pop your popup menu up:

SetForegroundWindow(Self.Handle);
try
      PopupMenu.Popup(X, Y);
finally
      SetForegroundWindow(Self.Handle);
end;

(Self.Handle is the tray component's handle.)

Regards,
JB
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by:nslip
ID: 1355735
For some reason, in CBuilder I had to call the Popup routine twice or the menu would only re-appear after the second right-click if the first left-click was outside the menu. The code of the form's FormMouseMove method looks like this now:

if (X == WM_RBUTTONUP) {
   GetCursorPos(&pos);
   SetForegroundWindow(Handle);
   try {
      PopupMenu1->Popup(pos.x,pos.y-20);
      PopupMenu1->Popup(pos.x,pos.y-20);
   } catch(...) {
      SetForegroundWindow(Handle);
   }
}

Thanks JimBob!
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