POPUPMENUITEM structure

Contains information about the menu items in a menu resource that open a menu or a submenu. The structure definition provided here is for explanation only; it is not present in any standard header file.

Syntax


typedef struct {
  DWORD   type;
  DWORD   state;
  DWORD   id;
  WORD    resInfo;
  szOrOrd menuText;
} POPUPMENUITEM;

Members

type

Type: DWORD

Describes the menu item. Some of the values this member can have include those shown in the list below.

In addition to the values shown, this member can also be a combination of the type values listed with the fType member of the MENUITEMINFO structure. The type values are those that begin with MFT_. To use these predefined MFT_* type values, include the following statement in your .rc file:

#include "winuser.h"

ValueMeaning
MF_END
0x80

The menu item is the last on the menu; the flag is used internally by the system.

MF_POPUP
0x01

The menu item opens a menu or a submenu; the flag is used internally by the system.

 

state

Type: DWORD

Describes the menu item. This member can be a combination of the state values listed with the dwState member of the MENUITEMINFO structure. The state values are those that begin with MFS_. To use these predefined MFS_* state values, include the following statement in your .rc file:

#include "winuser.h"

id

Type: DWORD

A numeric expression that identifies the menu item that is passed in the WM_COMMAND message.

resInfo

Type: WORD

A set of bit flags that specify the type of menu item. This member can be one of the following values.

ValueMeaning
MFR_END
0x80

The menu item is the last in this submenu or menu resource; this flag is used internally by the system.

MFR_POPUP
0x01

The menu item opens a menu or a submenu; the flag is used internally by the system.

 

menuText

Type: szOrOrd

A null-terminated Unicode string that contains the text for this menu item. There is no fixed limit on the size of this string.

Remarks

There is one POPUPMENUITEM structure for each menu item that opens a menu or a submenu. Identify this type of menu item by setting the type member to MF_POPUP and by setting the MFR_POPUP bit in the resInfo member to 0x0001. In this case, the final data written to the RT_MENU resource for the menu or submenu is the MENUHELPID structure. MENUHELPID contains a numeric expression that identifies the menu during WM_HELP processing.

Additionally, every POPUPMENUITEM structure that has the MFR_POPUP bit set in the resInfo member will be followed by a MENUHELPID structure plus an additional number of POPUPMENUITEM structures, one for each menu item in that submenu. The last POPUPMENUITEM structure in the submenu will have the MFR_END bit set in the resInfo member. To find the end of the resource, look for a matching MFR_END for every MFR_POPUP plus one additional MFR_END that matches the outermost set of menu items.

Indicate the last menu item by setting the type member to MF_END. Because you can nest submenus, there can be multiple levels of MF_END. In these instances, the menu items are sequential.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

See also

Reference
MENUHEADER
MENUHELPID
MENUITEMINFO
NORMALMENUITEM
Conceptual
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