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getting menu handle in Access 97 using API

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I want to do some stuff with the Office Developer's Toolkit that comes with the MSDN CDs.  
The functions I want to use (GetMenuString, GetMenuItemID..)
all require the menu handle as input.

In Access 97 with the database open, how do you get the handle to the Access Menu bar?
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cekman earned 200 total points
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I hope I'm not posting this twice - it didn't take the first time..
You no longer retrieve menu handles in Access97 - they don't exist. You now use references to commandbars. The following is from page 687 of The Access Developer's Handbook:

To use an existing CommandBar:

Dim cbr as CommandBar
Set cbr = CommandBars("Menu Bar").controls("View")._
  CommandBar.Controls("Database Objects").Commandbars

For more info search help on commandbar objects.

CEkman
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by:johnsen
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I use API calls.

Declare these function

Declare Function GetMenu Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long
Declare Function GetSubMenu Lib "user32" (ByVal hMenu As Long, ByVal nPos As  Long
Declare Function GetActiveWindow& Lib "user32" ()

Here is the function:

Function EnableSubMenu(MenuNr As Integer, SubMenuNr As Integer, Enable As Integer)
On Error Resume Next

    Dim hwnd As Long
    Dim TopMenu As Long
    Dim SubMenu As Long
   
    hwnd = GetActiveWindow()
    TopMenu = GetMenu(hwnd)
    SubMenu = GetSubMenu(TopMenu, MenuNr)
   
    If Enable Then
        Exec = EnableMenuItem(SubMenu, SubMenuNr, 0 Or &H400)
    Else
        Exec = EnableMenuItem(SubMenu, SubMenuNr, 1 Or &H400)
    End If

End Function



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by:jdn
ID: 1968735
OK, I'll try that.   I found a different solution but I'm sure I'll need something like this again.


thanks


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