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C# - Populating a MenuStrip with pure code

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Hi guys 'n gals,

Could somebody please enlighten me in how I would create a MenuStrip in C# with pure code please? So far I have this:

menuStrip1.Items.Add("File");
menuStrip1.Items.Add("Edit");

I have no clue how to add items beneath those, and beneath those, etc...


Could somebody help me out here please?

Cheers!
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by:AlexNek
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Create a menu strip and loook in
private void InitializeComponent()
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AlexNek,

The link you gave was for MenuItems, rather than MenuStrip...

I didn't think of checking InitializeComponent though, shall give that a go!
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AlexNek,

Sorry to be a pain, but could you give me an example, let's say I wanted to create

"File" - with "Exit" below it, how would I go about doing this?

Cheers!
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Here you are
//from  InitializeComponent()
....
this.menuStrip1 = new System.Windows.Forms.MenuStrip();
...
            //
            // menuStrip1
            //
            this.menuStrip1.Items.AddRange(new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem[] {
            this.fileToolStripMenuItem});
            this.menuStrip1.Location = new System.Drawing.Point(0, 0);
            this.menuStrip1.Name = "menuStrip1";
            this.menuStrip1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(593, 24);
            this.menuStrip1.TabIndex = 5;
            this.menuStrip1.Text = "menuStrip1";
            //
            // fileToolStripMenuItem
            //
            this.fileToolStripMenuItem.DropDownItems.AddRange(new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem[] {
            this.openToolStripMenuItem,
            this.closeToolStripMenuItem,
            this.toolStripMenuItem1,
            this.exitToolStripMenuItem});
            this.fileToolStripMenuItem.Name = "fileToolStripMenuItem";
            this.fileToolStripMenuItem.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(35, 20);
            this.fileToolStripMenuItem.Text = "&File";
            //
            // openToolStripMenuItem
            //
            this.openToolStripMenuItem.Name = "openToolStripMenuItem";
            this.openToolStripMenuItem.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(152, 22);
            this.openToolStripMenuItem.Text = "&Open";
            //
            // closeToolStripMenuItem
            //
            this.closeToolStripMenuItem.Name = "closeToolStripMenuItem";
            this.closeToolStripMenuItem.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(152, 22);
            this.closeToolStripMenuItem.Text = "&Close";
            //
            // toolStripMenuItem1
            //
            this.toolStripMenuItem1.Name = "toolStripMenuItem1";
            this.toolStripMenuItem1.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(149, 6);
            //
            // exitToolStripMenuItem
            //
            this.exitToolStripMenuItem.Name = "exitToolStripMenuItem";
            this.exitToolStripMenuItem.Size = new System.Drawing.Size(152, 22);
            this.exitToolStripMenuItem.Text = "E&xit";
File
  Open
  Close
----------
   Exit
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by:Cyber-Drugs
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Solved, cheers for your help and patience! :o)
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by:AlexNek
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Gratulation! You are welcome.
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