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I am trying to build a popup menu, using menu editor, I have:

                  Caption          Name            Index
Qnty:             Qnty            mnu1             0
......1               1               mnu1            1
......2               2               mnu1            2
......3               3               mnu1            3


I am getting error when I want to save above setting.  The error is:  "Menu control elements must be contiguous and with the same submenu".  This is follow up work from question at:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_21164566.html

Also, I don't want this menu to show up on the top of the form; rather to pop up on a right-click on a control (see above link for codes I have).

Thanks,  
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Question by:Mike Eghtebas
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You can't index a menu and it's sub-menus. You have to give the menu one name without an index, then use the same names for the sub-menus and index those.

Example:
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                 Caption          Name            Index
Qnty:             Qnty            mnu1            
......1               1               mnu1_            0
......2               2               mnu1_            1
......3               3               mnu1_            2
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Sergio_A earned 400 total points
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Well... first of all, you only can display a popup menu over a MDIForm or a simple Form.
This is the method you must Use:

Private Sub Form_MouseDown(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
    Call Me.PopupMenu(menuname, flags, x, y, boldcommand)
End Sub

a simple trick you can use is putting this method - replacing "Me" with the name of the current Form - in a mouseDown command of the control where you can show the submenu. Then, you can set the X,Y arguments of the method with the desired coordinates (eg. the Control left and top values)

The problem with your code refering the menu is that you can't put the same name to the submenu-subitems as the main menu. Change this code to this:

                  Caption          Name            Index
Qnty:             Qnty            mnu0            
......1               1               mnu1            1
......2               2               mnu1            2
......3               3               mnu1            3


if Qnty is the only menu with the "mnu0" name, dosn't have to have index. It's same as an control array.

Let me know your results.... Cya
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by:Mike Eghtebas
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Hi Sergio,

I appreciate your good answer.  The solution from zzzzzooc was first correct answer nevertheless.  For additional info you have included in:

PopupMenu(menuname, flags, x, y, boldcommand)

I split the points (100 out of 500) for you.  My understanding from this code is:

flags:?    <-- menue title?
x, y: Are these parameters to open the menu at a desired location?
boldcommand: Does this constant make menu captions appear bold?
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by:Sergio_A
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Well, those flags are optional, so you can put only the things you are interested in, and yes, X,Y are the params to open the menu in the desired location. Your code should look like this:

frmMe.PopupMenu("mnu0",,cmdAdd.left,cmdAdd.top)

I think this could work for You...
Greetings!!
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by:Sergio_A
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I forgot to tell you that frmMe can be replaced by only "ME" or the name of your form.
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by:Mike Eghtebas
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Thank you Sergio,

Mike
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