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VB6 - How to show a Popup Menu while rightclicking a text box?

Posted on 2008-10-30
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Hi Experts,

I have a text box that I want to show a popup menu when the user rights click on it. I have tried the code on Mouse_Down like I usually use for the form but it didn't work. It shows the normal popup menu of the text box; the one that has "copy, cut etc..."

Please check my code below. Is there anything missing that I have to set for the textbox?
Private Sub txt_body_MouseDown(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
 
        If Button = vbRightButton Then
           Me.PopupMenu Me.mnu_Main
        End If
        
End Sub

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One way is to temporarily disable the textbox while displaying the popup.
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Is this how all people do??
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by:Antagony1960
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Not always, the problem is that you have to overcome the existing context menu. It doesn't display if the control is disabled, but a disabled textbox changes color and the focus jumps away so it's an ugly method. The only other way I know of way is to use the API to hide the default context menu. Check out this solution.
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I prefer the simple solution. Thanks.
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