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How to find the parent menu item for a given menu item

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Hi,

Does anyone know how to get a reference to the parent menu item for a given menu item.
And also, how to get a list or collection of child menu items.

I've tried using the Parent property of a menu object but always refers to the parent form and not the parent menu item for a given sub item.

Any ideas ?

Alan.
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by:p_sie
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Don't think there is a parent property, but I did it as follows:

Name the parent menu-items mnuFile, mnuEdit
And name the child menu-items mnuFileOpen, mnuFileClose etc, mnuEditCut , etc.
This way you created your own stucture

You can make a list of the menu-items this way by

Dim ctl as Control
For each ctl in Form.Controls
    If Left(ctl.Name,3) = "mnu" THEN
           'Menu-item........
           'ctl.Name is the name used in code
           'ctl.Caption is the name by which the menu-item appears in the menu, remember to filter out the & in the Caption
    End If
Next
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aregan,

is this question still open? I am just checking questions that I participated in and that were not closed yet!

Greetings, p_sie
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by:aregan
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Thanks P_Sie,

I was hoping that someone would come back with a suggestion on how to figure out the menu heirarchy at run time. BTW - I found using the following a little safer for getting a list of menus.

Dim ctl as Control
For each ctl in Form.Controls
    If TypeOf ctrl is Menu THEN
           'Menu-item........
           'ctl.Name is the name used in code
           'ctl.Caption is the name by which the menu-item appears in the menu, remember to filter out the & in the Caption
    End If
Next

Thanks,

Alan
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That's maybe a better solution.
Good luck
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