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Menu Items are disabled. MFC?

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I am new to MFC. I just created a menu (by modifying MFC's default SDI menu). When I test-run the program, a bunch of my newly created menu items (selected seemingly arbitrarily) come out DISABLED. Does anyone know why? I searched the program's files for calls to EnableMenuItem() and found nothing. It's really annoying not to have control over such things. Do I have to overwrite CWnd::OnInitMenuPopup() to prevent this from happening or is there a way to disable this MFC feature without it?
Thanks in advance.  
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By default menu item in MFC SDI application is disabled if you don't handle it. Once you add menu item handler, menu is enabled. If you want to enable/disable menu item programmatically, handle WM_COMMAND_UI for this item:

void CMainFrame::OnUpdateMenuItem(CCmdUI* pCmdUI)
{
    pCmdUI->Enable(m_bEnabelFlag);
}

m_bEnabelFlag - some variable or condition. Setting it to TRUE enables menu ite, to FALSE - disables.
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