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Detaches a Windows menu from a CMenu object and returns the handle.

HMENU Detach( );

The handle, of type HMENU, to a Windows menu, if successful; otherwise NULL.

The m_hMenu data member is set to NULL.

CMenu mnu;
HMENU hmnu = AfxGetMainWnd()->GetMenu()->GetSafeHmenu();
mnu.Attach( hmnu );

// Now you can manipulate the window's menu as a CMenu
// object...

hmnu = mnu.Detach();

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