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Menus in Windows Forms

Visual Studio .NET 2003

A vital part of the user interface in a Windows application is the menu bar, as this is where commands are usually shown.

In This Section

Walkthrough: Switching Windows Forms Menu Structures Based on Application State
Gives directions for switching between MainMenu objects programmatically.
Adding Menus and Menu Items to Windows Forms
Gives directions for creating MenuItem objects and associating them with a MainMenu object.
Moving Items on Windows Forms Menus
Gives directions for shifting the position of MenuItem objects within a MainMenu object.
Copying Items on Windows Forms Menus
Gives directions for duplicating a MenuItem object between MainMenu objects.
Disabling Items on Windows Forms Menus
Gives directions for making MenuItems unavailable by giving them a dimmed appearance.
Hiding Menu Items on Windows Forms
Gives directions for concealing MenuItems within a MainMenu component.
Deleting Items on Windows Forms Menus
Gives directions for removing MenuItems from a MainMenu component.
Merging Menu Items Programmatically
Gives directions for bringing together two sets of MenuItems in one menu.
Editing Names of Menu Items for Windows Forms
Gives directions for altering multiple menu properties at once.
Creating a Window List for an MDI Form
Gives directions for showing a list of the windows currently open in an application.
Adding Menu Enhancements to Windows Forms
Gives directions for creating check marks, separator bars, access keys, and shortcut keys on menus.

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