Disabling a Menu item - Notepad for example

Hi Guys,

  How do I enable/disable a menu item using API?

  For example, I open Notepad application, run my program,
and then when I click the File menu (of Notepad), the New menu item is disabled.

  Is that possible?  
  Thanks!

wuttrain
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devoted2christCommented:
I think that would depend a lot on the program. Some programs control their menu by populating it from registry values, while others store the information internally (just create a VB6 app with a menu and you'll see what I'm talking about). If it's just one program you're trying to do this to, then it may be possible, but for the most part it's going to be a very difficult chore...
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wuttrainAuthor Commented:
devoted2christ,

thanks for the comments.  but i think i got the code i needed.

  lHwnd = GetHWND("Point -*", "*", "Send Menu Command - Import")
  hMainMenu = GetMenu(lHwnd)
  hMenu = GetSubMenu(hMainMenu, 0) 'get into the File Menu 0
 
  lRet = ModifyMenu(hMainMenu, 6, MF_BYPOSITION Or MF_GRAYED, 2, "&Lenders")
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GenericUserNameCommented:
Oh, ok cool; I didn't know that. You can post a question in Community Support to get your points refunded.
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wuttrainAuthor Commented:
leonstryker,

  I would like to have a refund for this question.  What should I do?

  Thanks!
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leonstrykerCommented:
Please post to the Community Support area.

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PAQed, with points refunded (125)

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