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Hi,

Is there any way to place a popup (Define Popup) on Form?

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I use below code in form init but popup does not activate!


      PROCEDURE init
                THIS.DefineMenu
      ENDPROC
      PROCEDURE definemenu       
            DEFINE POPUP shortcut SHORTCUT RELATIVE IN WINDOW (thisform.Name)
                  Define bar 1 of Shortcut Prompt "Item 1"
                  Define bar 2 of Shortcut Prompt "Item 2"
                  Define bar 3 of Shortcut Prompt "Item 3"
            ACTIVATE Popup Shortcut NOWAIT
      ENDPROC
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WINDOW (Thisform.name) will not work reliably. Form.Name is not to be confused with a window name. Forms and Windows are in general two seperate collections, windows are only supported for backward compatibility.

What works is
o = CreateObject("form")
o.Name="win1"
Show Window win1

But adding a second form with same name is possible

o2 = CreateObject("form")
o2.Name="win1"

So a window name is not reliable. Skip the Window clause and the popup is within the current active form. In fact define popup is a rather outdated way to create a popup menu and foxpro got no real menu classes comparable to forms.

Popups are context menus and not controls. You typically activate them at right click, not at the start/init of a form, rather use a secondary form, if you want more than a context menu and call that in form.show() when that method runs for the first time.

Rather use the oop menu project from vfpx at codeplex or perhaps try the menu generator of foxpro, in the "Other" tab of the project manager create a new menu, choose a shortcut and then create the items. While in the menu designer choose "Generate" from the menu menu to create an MPR, which is program code to define a popup menu.

A very simplistic result of this comarable to your first try then is:

DEFINE POPUP shortcut SHORTCUT RELATIVE FROM MROW(),MCOL()
DEFINE BAR 1 OF shortcut PROMPT "item1"
DEFINE BAR 2 OF shortcut PROMPT "item2"

ACTIVATE POPUP shortcut

This creates the popup/shortcut/context menu at the mouse position.

Bye, Olaf.
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You may display any popup in a Combo on any form:
DEFINE POPUP shortcutX

Define bar 1 of ShortcutX Prompt "Item 1" 

Define bar 2 of ShortcutX Prompt "Item 2"

Define bar 3 of ShortcutX Prompt "Item 3"



frmMyForm = CREATEOBJECT('Form')



frmMyForm.Width  = 450

frmMyForm.Height   = 100

frmMyForm.Caption  = "Popup Example"

frmMyForm.AutoCenter =.T.

frmMyForm.AddObject("cmdClose","cmdCloseButton")

frmMyForm.AddObject("CmbPopup","cmbPopupCombo")

frmMyForm.SHOW       && Display the form

READ EVENTS        && Start event processing



RELEASE POPUP shortcutX



DEFINE CLASS cmbPopupCombo AS ComboBox

  Left   = 10    && Left edge of button

  Top    = 10     && Position for top of button

  Height   = 20     && Button height

  RowSourceType = 9

  RowSource = 'shortcutX'

  Visible  = .T.    && Show button on form

  

  PROCEDURE Valid

    WAIT WINDOW THIS.Value + " selected" TIMEOUT 0.5

ENDDEFINE



DEFINE CLASS cmdCloseButton AS CommandButton 

  Caption  = "\<Close"   && Caption on command button

  Left   = 175    && Left edge of button

  Top    = 60     && Position for top of button

  Height   = 25     && Button height

  Visible  = .T.    && Show button on form

  FontItalic = .T.    && Turn on italic text

  ForeColor  = RGB(0,0,255) && Change button text color

  PROCEDURE Click

  CLEAR EVENTS     && Stop event processing

ENDDEFINE

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