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Disabling Menu in a menustrip + vb.net 2008

Posted on 2012-03-12
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Hi Experts,

I have menu name names stored in a SQL server table. I need to fetch this menus, loop through them and disable on the main form. I have been unable to to do so. Please assist.
 Private Sub Disablemenus()
        Dim cnn As New SqlConnection(My.Settings.mycString)
        Dim cmd As New SqlCommand
        Dim dr2 As SqlDataReader
        ' Dim cmenuname As ToolStripMenuItem
        cnn.Open()
        cmd.Connection = cnn
        cmd.CommandType = CommandType.Text
        cmd.CommandText = "select MenuName from table1 where Allowed=0)"
        dr2 = cmd.ExecuteReader
        Do While dr2.Read = True
            'disable the menu
        Loop

    End Sub

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by:Dhaest
ID: 37709183
You probably only have the menu-name in sql-server

Do While dr2.Read = True

    Dim menuStrip As Contexmenu= DirectCast(Form1.Controls.Find(dr2.items["MenuName"]
, True)(0), Contexmenu)
     menuStrip.Enable=True
loop

or

Do While dr2.Read = True
            DisableMenu dr2.items["MenuName"]
Loop



private function DisableMenu(dim menuStrip as string)
        For Each cntrl As Control In Me.components.Components
            If cntrl.Name = menuStrip Then
                'do what ever you need to do
                Exit For
            End If
        Next
end function
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by:Peter Kiprop
ID: 37709277
Hi Dhaest,

None of the above is working. any another suggestion?
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by:Dhaest
ID: 37709303
And what is not working ? Do you get an error ? How is your menu added to your form ?
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by:Peter Kiprop
ID: 37709361
value type form.control cannot be converted to form.contextmenu
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by:Peter Kiprop
ID: 37709447
Hi Dhaest,

i am trying to disable the sub menus and not the main menus. The menus were added manually on the main form using a menustrip control.

Thanks,
Pthepebble.
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Dhaest earned 2000 total points
ID: 37709802
Did you add a name to each menuitem (below example is based on the text of the subitem)

    Private Sub DisableMenuItem(menuItem As String)
        For Each mnu As ToolStripMenuItem In MenuStrip1.Items
            For Each submnu As ToolStripMenuItem In mnu.DropDownItems
                If (submnu.Text = menuItem) Then
                    submnu.Enabled = False
                End If
            Next
        Next
    End Sub
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by:Peter Kiprop
ID: 37709881
Exactly what i needed. Many thanks
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