?
Solved

How to add items to title bar menu

Posted on 2004-08-27
5
Medium Priority
?
842 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-10
Hello.

How do I add  items to the popup menu that appears when you click on an application title bar. (The menu that has Minimize, Maximize, Close etc).

Thanks. js
0
Comment
Question by:jeremiahscott
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:sonicblis
ID: 11914303
I assume you're speaking of a windows form, like adding "always on top"?
0
 

Author Comment

by:jeremiahscott
ID: 11914560
Yes, I have a windows form.

I probably didn't explain this well. If you click on Internet Explorers title bar you will see a popup menu. The items are [Restore, Move...Close]. If you do the same thing on a windows command prompt window they have added 3 more items [Edit, Defaults, Properties]. I want to mimic that.

thx
0
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
Fahad Mukhtar earned 400 total points
ID: 11919539
[DllImport("user32.dll")]
private static extern IntPtr GetSystemMenu(IntPtr hWnd, bool bRevert);

[DllImport("user32.dll")]
private static extern bool AppendMenu (IntPtr hMenu, Int32 wFlags, Int32
wIDNewItem, string lpNewItem);

public const Int32 WM_SYSCOMMAND = 0x112;
public const Int32 MF_SEPARATOR = 0x800;
public const Int32 MF_STRING = 0x0;
public const Int32 IDM_ABOUT  = 1000;

private void Form1_Load(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
IntPtr sysMenuHandle = GetSystemMenu(this.Handle, false);
AppendMenu(sysMenuHandle, MF_SEPARATOR, 0, string.Empty);
AppendMenu(sysMenuHandle, MF_STRING, IDM_ABOUT, "About...");
}

protected override void WndProc(ref Message m)
{
if(m.Msg == WM_SYSCOMMAND)
 switch(m.WParam.ToInt32())
 {
  case IDM_ABOUT :
    MessageBox.Show("This is About dialog");
   return;
  default:
   break;
 } base.WndProc(ref m);
}
0
 

Author Comment

by:jeremiahscott
ID: 11922857
I got it working. Thanks. I couldn't figure out what that menu was called. "System Menu"
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:Fahad Mukhtar
ID: 11924580
User menu are the menus designed and developed by the programmer himself(like Mainmenu and ContextMenu control). SystemMenu is something common functaionality provided by the Operating system.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Introduction This article series is supposed to shed some light on the use of IDisposable and objects that inherit from it. In essence, a more apt title for this article would be: using (IDisposable) {}. I’m just not sure how many people would ge…
Performance in games development is paramount: every microsecond counts to be able to do everything in less than 33ms (aiming at 16ms). C# foreach statement is one of the worst performance killers, and here I explain why.
Free Data Recovery software is an advanced solution from Kernel Tools to recover data and files such as documents, emails, database, media and pictures, etc. It supports recovery from physical & logical drive after a hard disk crash, accidental/inte…
Watch the video to know the simple way to remove or recover or reset lost or forgotten passwords of Outlook PST file. With Kernel Outlook Password Recovery tool such operation is very easy to perform. It is a freeware with limitation to use with 500…

569 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question