Menu item with graphic?

I am using Borland C++ Builder v3.0 (standard edition).  I would like to have bitmap images next to my menu items.  For example look at your internet browser's menu bar click on File, well I would like to have a small image next to the exit command in my program.  I know this is possible, I have seen it in Bug Collector Pro (

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Take a look at ModifyMenu, that will do the work. You can get the menu handle by GetMenu, and modify it with ModifyMenu with the CF_BITMAP flag

The ModifyMenu function changes an existing menu item. This function is used to specify the content, appearance, and behavior of the menu item.
Windows 95 only: The ModifyMenu function has been superseded by the SetMenuItemInfo function. You can still use ModifyMenu, however, if you do not need any of the extended features of SetMenuItemInfo.
BOOL ModifyMenu(

    HMENU hMnu,      // handle of menu
    UINT uPosition,      // menu item to modify
    UINT uFlags,      // menu item flags
    UINT uIDNewItem,      // menu item identifier or pop-up menu handle
    LPCTSTR lpNewItem      // menu item content
Identifies the menu to be changed.
Specifies the menu item to be changed, as determined by the uFlags parameter.
Specifies flags that control the interpretation of the uPosition parameter and the content, appearance, and behavior of the menu item. This parameter must be a combination of one of the following required values and at least one of the values listed in the following Remarks section.
Value      Meaning

MF_BYCOMMAND      Indicates that the uPosition parameter gives the identifier of the menu item. The MF_BYCOMMAND flag is the default if neither the MF_BYCOMMAND nor MF_BYPOSITION flag is specified.
MF_BYPOSITION      Indicates that the uPosition parameter gives the zero-based relative position of the menu item.
Specifies either the identifier of the modified menu item or, if uFlags is set to the MF_POPUP flag, the handle of the pop-up menu.
Points to the content of the changed menu item. The interpretation of this parameter depends on whether the uFlags parameter includes the MF_BITMAP, MF_OWNERDRAW, or MF_STRING flag.
Value      Meaning

MF_BITMAP      Contains a bitmap handle.
MF_OWNERDRAW      Contains a 32-bit value supplied by an application that is used to maintain additional data related to the menu item. The value is in the itemData member of the structure pointed to by the lparam parameter of the WM_MEASUREITEM or WM_DRAWITEM messages sent when the menu item is created or its appearance is updated.
MF_STRING      Contains a pointer to a null-terminated string (the default).
Return Values
If the function succeeds, the return value is TRUE.
If the function fails, the return value is FALSE. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.
If ModifyMenu replaces a menu item that activates a pop-up menu, the function destroys the old pop-up menu and frees the memory used by it.
The application must call the DrawMenuBar function whenever a menu changes, whether or not the menu is in a displayed window. To change the attributes of existing menu items, it is much faster to use the CheckMenuItem and EnableMenuItem functions.
The following list describes the flags that may be set in the uFlags parameter:
Value      Meaning

MF_BITMAP      Uses a bitmap as the menu item. The lpNewItem parameter contains the handle of the bitmap.
MF_BYCOMMAND      Indicates that the uPosition parameter specifies the identifier of the menu item (the default).
MF_BYPOSITION      Indicates that the uPosition parameter specifies the zero-based relative position of the new menu item.
MF_CHECKED      Places a check mark next to the item. If your application provides check mark bitmaps (see the SetMenuItemBitmaps function), this flag displays a checked bitmap next to the menu item.
MF_DISABLED      Disables the menu item so that it cannot be selected, but this flag does not gray it.
MF_ENABLED      Enables the menu item so that it can be selected and restores it from its grayed state.
MF_GRAYED      Disables the menu item and grays it so that it cannot be selected.
MF_MENUBARBREAK      Functions the same as the MF_MENUBREAK flag, except for pop-up menus where the new column is separated from the old column by a vertical line.
MF_MENUBREAK      Places the item on a new line (for menu bars) or in a new column (for pop-up menus) without separating columns.
MF_OWNERDRAW      Specifies that the item is an owner-drawn item. Before the menu is displayed for the first time, the window that owns the menu receives a WM_MEASUREITEM message to retrieve the width and height of the menu item. The WM_DRAWITEM message is then sent to the window procedure of the owner window whenever the appearance of the menu item must be updated.
MF_POPUP      Specifies that the menu item is a pop-up item; that is, selecting it activates a pop-up menu. The uIDNewItem parameter specifies the handle of the pop-up menu. This flag is used to add a pop-up item to a menu bar or to a pop-up menu.
MF_SEPARATOR      Draws a horizontal dividing line. This flag is used only in a pop-up menu. The dividing line cannot be grayed, disabled, or highlighted. The lpNewItem and uIDNewItem parameters are ignored.
MF_STRING      Specifies that the menu item is a text string; the lpNewItem parameter points to the string.
MF_UNCHECKED      Does not place a check mark next to the item (the default). If your application supplies check mark bitmaps (see the SetMenuItemBitmaps function), this flag displays an unchecked bitmap next to the menu item.
The following list shows groups of flags that cannot be used together:
See Also
AppendMenu, CheckMenuItem, DrawMenuBar, EnableMenuItem, SetMenuItemBitmaps, SetMenuItemInfo, WM_DRAWITEM, WM_MEASUREITEM



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