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How can I add an image to a menu Bar item (just like in WORD, Excel etc.)
I don't see any way doing it with the Menu Editor.
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Question by:jumpy
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by:Dalin
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jumpy,
Try this. Let me know if you have any questions
Regards
Dalin


'This code sample will change the actual menu bitmaps size,
'     'font size, color, and caption. Run the application and 'sel
'     ect the BitMenu and view the selections. Then click 'the for
'     m and revisit the BitMenu. '--------------------------------
'     ------------------------- Sub Command2_Click ()
'     '* Example to create a dynamic menu system
hMenu% = GetMenu(hWnd)
hSubMenu% = GetSubMenu(hMenu%, 0)

For i% = 0 To Number_of_Menu_Selections - 1
       '     '* Place some text into the menu.
        SubMenu(i%).Caption = Picture3(i%).FontName +
       Str$(Picture3(i%).FontSize) + " Pnt"
       '     '* 1. Must be AutoRedraw for Image().
       '     '* 2. Set Backcolor of Picture control to that of the
       '     '*current system Menu Bar color, so Dynamic bitmaps
       '     '*will appear as normal menu items when menu bar
       '     '*color is changed via the control panel
       '     '* 3. See the bitmaps on screen, this could all be done
       '     '*at design time.
        Picture3(i%).AutoRedraw = TRUE
        Picture3(i%).BackColor = CLR_MENUBAR
       '     '* You can uncomment this
       '     '* Picture3(i%).Visible = FALSE
       '     '* Set the width and height of the Picture controls
       '     '* based on their corresponding Menu items caption,
       '     '* and the Picture controls Font and FontSize.
       '     '* DoEvents() is necessary to make new dimension
       '     '* values to take affect prior to exiting this Sub.
       Picture3(i%).Width = Picture3(i%).TextWidth(SubMenu(i%).Caption)
       Picture3(i%).Height = Picture3(i%).TextHeight(SubMenu(i%).Caption)
       Picture3(i%).Print SubMenu(i%).Caption
       '     '* - Set picture controls backgroup picture (Bitmap) to
       '     '*its Image.
        Picture3(i%).Picture = Picture3(i%).Image
        x% = DoEvents()
Next i%

'     '* Get handle to forms menu.
hMenu% = GetMenu(Form1.hWnd)
'     '* Get handle to the specific menu in top level menu.
hSubMenu% = GetSubMenu(hMenu%, 0)

For i% = 0 To Number_of_Menu_Selections - 1
       '     '* Get ID of sub menu
        menuId% = GetMenuItemID(hSubMenu%, i%)
       '     '* Replace menu text w/bitmap from corresponding picture
       '     '* control
        x% = ModifyMenu(hMenu%, menuId%, MF_BITMAP, menuId%,
        CLng(Picture3(i%).Picture)) 'append this to previous line
       '     '* Replace bitmap for menu check mark with custom check
       '     '* bitmap
        x% = SetMenuItemBitmaps(hMenu%, menuId%, 0, 0, CLng(picture2.Picture))
Next i%

End Sub
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by:jumpy
ID: 1464037
Running your function I get an error on this line:
SubMenu(i%).Caption = Picture3(i%).FontName +
           Str$(Picture3(i%).FontSize) + " Pnt"

After changing "SubMenu(i%)" to "hSubMenu(i%)" I get an error: "Expected Array".

Can you Please send a simple Working Example ?
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Dalin earned 200 total points
ID: 1464038
jumpy.
Download a sample at:
http://w1.2565.telia.com/~u256500520/
There are some others too.
Regards
Dalin
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