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Posted on 1998-08-12
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in Delphi1 menuitem1.caption:=Char(9)+"Caption" works, but this trick do not work in Delphi3?
How I do it?
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Question by:Edukas
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by:Motaz
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Hi Edukas..
Try this :

  Open1.Caption:='                Open';
  Save1.Caption:='      Save into file';
  Exit1.Caption:='                   E&xit';

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by:kjteng
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I thought it is supposed to be

menuitem1.caption:= chr(8)+ 'Caption'?

ie by adding backspace character to the menuitem text in menu resource statement

I will check out why it doesn't work, may be the windows API has changed but M$ did tell us?  
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erajoj earned 20 total points
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Very simple:

  {$IFDEF WIN32}
  ModifyMenu( MainMenu1.Handle, 3 {if 4th position}, MF_BYPOSITION or MF_POPUP or MF_HELP, Help1.Handle, PChar( Help1.Caption ) );
  {$ELSE}
  Help1.Caption := #8 + Help1.Caption;
  {$ENDIF}

/// John
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