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Programattically create context menu sub items

wildrobo
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I would like to create a context menu that has "Variable", "Static"
then I want to create sub items programatically?  how would I do that?

This is what i want to acheive

Variable
    x
    y
    z
Static
    q
    w  
    e

but I want to add xyz dynamically.

Thanks
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Top Expert 2006

Commented:
           Dim newMenu As MenuItem

            newMenu = New MenuItem("x")
            ContextMenu1.MenuItems(0).MenuItems.Add(newMenu)
            newMenu = New MenuItem("y")
            ContextMenu1.MenuItems(0).MenuItems.Add(newMenu)
            newMenu = New MenuItem("z")
            ContextMenu1.MenuItems(0).MenuItems.Add(newMenu)

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Commented:
Thanks I tried it but I get

'MenuItems' is not a member of 'System.Windows.Forms.ContextMenuStrip'

Any thoughts?
Top Expert 2006

Commented:
Ahhh, you're using VS2005.  The ContextMenuStrip replaced VS2003's ContextMenu.  I don't personally use VS2005, so hopefully someone else can help!

Author

Commented:
Thanks, Sorry I should have clarified.  I am just finding out now that the contectmenustip is what to use in vs2005, but not finding much help.  Thank you for your time.
This is how you do it in vs2005 ....

you create the sub item and assign it to the main menu item ... then add it to your ContextMenuStrip !

        Dim contextMenuStrip As ContextMenuStrip
        Dim firstItem As ToolStripMenuItem
        Dim subItem As ToolStripMenuItem

        contextMenuStrip = New ContextMenuStrip()
        firstItem = New ToolStripMenuItem("level one")
        subItem = New ToolStripMenuItem("level two")

        firstItem.DropDownItems.Add(subItem)
        contextMenuStrip.Items.Add(firstItem)

the only documentation is on Mars.
cheers ..
oh, and if you want to add an event handler ... which I guess you will !

        Dim contextMenuStrip As ContextMenuStrip
        Dim firstItem As ToolStripMenuItem
        Dim subItem As ToolStripMenuItem

        contextMenuStrip = New ContextMenuStrip()
        firstItem = New ToolStripMenuItem("level one")
        subItem = New ToolStripMenuItem("level two")
        AddHandler SubItem.Click, AddressOf BorderThicknessMinusSprite

        firstItem.DropDownItems.Add(subItem)
        contextMenuStrip.Items.Add(firstItem)

Theres no intellisense for the SubItem.Click .....
Hi wildrobo, did this work for you ?

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