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Popup menu on system tray icon

Posted on 2000-04-07
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I have successfully put a system tray icon in my program, i have made it so when you right click on the icon a menu pops up. the only problem with it is the menu wont go away. usually they dissapear when you click on something else on the screen, but mine stays there.
here is the code.

        Select Case X
            Case 7695
                Form1.WindowState = vbNormal
                Form1.Show
                Dim hProcess As Long
                GetWindowThreadProcessId hwnd, hProcess
                AppActivate hProcess
            Case 7740
                Me.PopupMenu Me.Menu " <<-- HERE!!
        End Select

can someone tell me what im doing wrong?
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Question by:Gunjitsu
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 2693726
try the following:
PopupMenu Menu

Honestly, I don't have your problem, and i used just this code in the MouseUp Event...
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samopal earned 40 total points
ID: 2693771
To make TrackPopupMenu work properly in the context of a tray, you must first call SetForegroundWindow on the window that owns the popup. Otherwise, the menu will not disappear when the user presses Escape or clicks the mouse outside the menu.
To find out more, search for Q135788 in MSDN

HTH
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by:Gunjitsu
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how do i call SetForegroundWindow on the window that owns the popup ?
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by:samopal
ID: 2703697
In your code :
....
  Case 7740
'<<-- ADD HERE!!
     SetForegroundWindow Me
'<<-- ADD HERE!!
     Me.PopupMenu Me.Menu
End Select

HTH

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by:Gunjitsu
ID: 2703873
i get a error saying variable not definied and i click debug and its got "SetForegroundWindow" highlighted...
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by:samopal
ID: 2703987
:-)))
You have to define this API function in module

Public Declare Function SetForegroundWindow Lib "user32" Alias "SetForegroundWindow" (ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long
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by:Gunjitsu
ID: 2704312
i did that.
i also got another api call that gets the current windows system running time in my module. will that affect it?
when i run the program now it goes type mismatch. :(
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by:Gunjitsu
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i did that.
i also got another api call that gets the current windows system running time in my module. will that affect it?
when i run the program now it goes type mismatch. :(
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by:samopal
ID: 2704841
What line of programm gives your this error?
Where did you put SetForegroundWindow declaration?
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by:Gunjitsu
ID: 2711708
it highlightes the word SetForegroundWindow after the error pops up.
this is how i got the code

            Case 7740
                SetForegroundWindow Me
                Me.PopupMenu Me.Menu
            End Select
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by:samopal
ID: 2712122
It seems to me you are making a syntax mistake in your code. Can you send code to me? Today (Apr,13) I have some time...
dmitry_a@hotmail.com
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by:Gunjitsu
ID: 2736759
its
SetForegroundWindow Me.hwnd
not
SetForegroundWindow Me
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