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MainMenu + hint

Posted on 2006-07-18
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Hi,

What's the best way to display messages in the statusbar
when the user goes thru the menu-items of the MainMenu?

I have allready made a procedure for the Toolbar - buttons, but I don't
know how for the MainMenu-items!

 private
    { Private declarations }
    procedure MyHint(Sender: TObject);

(*-----------------------------------------------*)
procedure TMainForm.MyHint(Sender: TObject);
begin
  StatusBar1.Panels[0].Text := Application.Hint;
end;
(*-----------------------------------------------*)
procedure TMainForm.FormShow(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Application.OnHint := MyHint;
  ShowHint           := True;
  ToolButton1.Hint   := 'New|New Connection';
  ToolButton2.Hint   := 'Open|Open Connection';
  ToolButton3.Hint   := 'Save|Save current connection file';
  ToolButton4.Hint   := 'Print|Print';
  ToolButton5.Hint   := 'Copy|Copy the selection into Clipboard';
  ToolButton6.Hint   := 'Paste|Insert Clipboard contents';
end;
(*-----------------------------------------------*)


Thanks in advance...

Greetings,

Peter Kiers






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by:Russell Libby
ID: 17130341
Set the hint for each menu item, then catch the applications OnHint event, eg;

uses
  Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms, Dialogs,
  StdCtrls, Menus, ExtCtrls;

type
  TForm1            =  class(TForm)
    MainMenu1:      TMainMenu;
    File1:          TMenuItem;
    Test1:          TMenuItem;
    procedure       FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
  private
    { Private declarations }
  public
    { Public declarations }
     procedure      DisplayHint(Sender: TObject);
  end;

var
  Form1: TForm1;

implementation

{$R *.DFM}

procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
begin
  Application.OnHint:=DisplayHint;
end;

procedure TForm1.DisplayHint(Sender: TObject);
begin
 // Set whatever status control text
  Caption:=GetLongHint(Application.Hint);
end;

end.

Regards,
Russell
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Russell Libby earned 500 total points
ID: 17130362
Looking at your code, you are already catching the Application's OnHint, so just set each menu items' .Hint property and you should be set

Russell
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by:peterkiers
ID: 17130400
Thanks Russell.

Peter
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