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Hi,

I want to add a context menu in a treeview. The menu will vary depending on the item I will click on (like in the Windows Explorer). I have found no reference to do that. Anyone can give mee a clue?
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vmano earned 120 total points
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check out help on PopupMenu method. good explanation and examples.
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by:shchuka
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There are two possible solutions:

1. (Not the most elegant, but the easiest to implement).  Create several menues at design time and at run time in MouseDown event of the TreeView decide which one to display.

2. (A lot more elegant, but requires more programming.)  Create only one menu, say mnuPopup.  Create one item under it with empty caption, name it mnuDynamic (for examle) and set its index to 0, so that its a menu control array.  Also set this item's visible to false.  At run time, determine what items you need and do the following (suppose, the array MenuCaptions(1 to n) contains Captions of the menu items you need):

dim i as integer
for i=1 to n
    load mnuDynamic(i-1)
    mnuDynamic(i).caption = MenuCaptions(i)
    mnuDynamic(i).visible = true
next i

In the click event of mnuDynamic you will need to analyze the caption of the item clicked and do the stuff that you need to do.  After that, unload the items again:

private sub mnuDynamic_Click(index as integer)
    dim capt as string
    dim i as integer

    capt = mnuDynamic(index)
    if capt = val1 then
        ' Do something here
    elseif capt = val2 then
        ' Do something here
...
    end if

    for i=ubound(mnuDynamic) to 0 step -1
        mnuDynamic(i).visible=false
        unload mnuDynamic(i)
    next i
end sub

And finally in the MouseDown event of the TreeView you'll check what items you need to have in the menu, create them and do
    PopupMenu mnuPopup

Also you need to check if the menu was canceled and unload the items.  I believe you can do that from MouseUp event of the TreeView.

Hope this helps,
-Aleks.
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How do I unload a menu loaded with PopupMenu?

When I right click at another place, I want the menu to be closed and reopened a new one.
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by:vmano
ID: 1439922
When you right click, just specify the X, Y coordinates for the popupmenu. this will take care when you click at another place.
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