Popup menu orientation

Posted on 2003-02-27
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Last Modified: 2010-05-18

Is there any way I can force the vertical orientation of a popup menu ?  

For example, I want a menu to ALWAYS popup from bottom to top instead of top to bottom.  Even if the mouse isn't on the bottom of the screen.  

I hope to be clear enough.  If I ain't, please tell me and I'll supply examples.

Question by:qas
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Expert Comment

ID: 8035856
you  might try

popupMenu1.MenuAnimation  := maBottomToTop;

or set it in the object inspector.

Author Comment

ID: 8035898
Thanks Slick but it doesn't work.  

I use Delphi 4 and the component doesn't seem to have this property on the VCL version I use.
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Accepted Solution

EddieShipman earned 200 total points
ID: 8036372
Why, oh, why are you still using that outdated garbage Delphi4?

I don't have D4 installed so I can test it but you need to
inherit a new component from TPopupMenu and override the
Popup method...

  AFlags: Integer;
  // Add this before the TrackPopupMenu call
  AFlags := AFlags or (3 shl 10);
  TrackPopupMenu(FItems.Handle, AFlags, X, Y, 0,
       PopupList.Window, nil);
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Author Comment

ID: 8037204
Hi EddieShipman.

I use that "outdated garbage Delphi4" because I don't have the couple of thousand dollars needed to switch to D7 (donators will be pleased to know that I accept VISA and MASTERCARD).  Still better than coding with notepad, though....

Thanks for the comment.  I'll try to build the component and give you the results as soon as it's done.

Thanks again!
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Expert Comment

ID: 8037238
I said garbage because D4 was so full of bugs that it was, literally, garbage. I would have stayed on D3 because D4 didn't add that much to warrant the bugs...


Author Comment

ID: 8041489
I just used the TrackPopupMenu API call in my code and it worked.  No need to inherit a component.

Thanks Eddie!

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