VS 2005 Com Coolbar And .Net MenuStrip

Jun 13, 2009

I am trying to add the menustrip as a child of the collbar at design time but without success. am trying to replicate the ms office 2003 interface.


VS 2005 ContextMenu On MenuStrip

Jun 24, 2009

I'm actually trying to help another member over at CG with this problem, on this thread url...And I'm clueless as to what to try anymore.The thing is, we're trying to add a Context Menu on a Menustrip. If you were to right click on any menu on the System's Start menu, you'd see, that you can right click any menu item, and do whatever with it.I have sourced some code, and eventually got a sample worked out - the problem is, it only works with top level menus, not submenus.[code]If you were to run this code, you'd see that only right clicking Testing ( the top menu ) works. Can anyone see any reason why this doesn't work with Submenu items

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VS 2005 Scrolling In A Menustrip?

May 2, 2009

I have around 100 items in a menustrip like your favourites menu in internet explorer. Is it possible to scroll down using the mouse scroll wheel?Is it possible to automatically scroll when the mouse pointer is over the arrow at the bottom or top as opposed to having to click to scroll the menu?

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VS 2005 - Change The Menustrip & Toolstrip To Green?

Aug 22, 2009

how can i change the menustrip & toolstrip to green? because the default is blue?

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[2005] Hiding The Titlebar, MenuStrip, ToolStrip Etc?

Feb 1, 2009

I have been playing with the Windows API.A Windows application typically has a TitleBar (with a caption on it), underneath is a MenuStrip, under that a ToolStrip (with the tool icons on it), and under that the main application area.I want to be able to strip everything off, except for the main application area.I have found how to hide the TitleBar, using:

GetWindowLong (and passing to it the handle of the form, and GW_STYLE to get the current windows style)SetWindowLong (and passing to it the handle of the form, the InitialStyle, and ORing with it WS_DLGFRAME) how to remove the MenuStrip and ToolStrip to leave just the main application area?

Code so far:

Public Class Form1
Private Const WM_SYSCOMMAND As Integer = 274
Private Const SC_MAXIMIZE As Integer = 61488


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VS 2005 : Lost All Toolstrip, Menustrip And Statusbar Data?

Sep 16, 2009

I have just been editing some of the icons on a toolstrip and now I find that I have completely lost all of the toolstrip, menustrip and statusbar data.All I have left is blank controls.

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Menu Without Menustrip Or Menustrip Not Right Across Screen?

Mar 9, 2012

I want a menu with just two dropdown lists, the menustrip puts a strip right across the form, is there any way to change the width of the strip?  Changing in properties does not work. Is there a different type of menu I can use?

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Add MenuStrip Interface?

Oct 18, 2011

How can i add MenuStrip Look Like Below picture ? My MenuStrip is below picture :

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How To Get Menustrip To Close

Dec 15, 2011

Client 1[INDENT]Project 1[/INDENT][INDENT][INDENT]Project 1 Task 1[/INDENT][/INDENT][INDENT][INDENT]Project 1 Task 2[/INDENT][/INDENT][INDENT]Project 2[/INDENT][INDENT][INDENT]Project 2 Task 1[/INDENT][/INDENT][INDENT][INDENT]Project 2 Task 2[/INDENT][/INDENT]Each entry is clickable, even if it has children. In the above example, I can select the Project 2 menu item.My problem is that when I hover over Project 2, it automatically expands Project 2 Task 1 and Project 2 Task 2. When I click on Project 2 Task 1, the menu "closes up" and all entries disappear which is what I want. However, when I click Project 2, the menu does not "close up" and all of the entries are still visible.

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My MenuStrip Not Closing

Mar 15, 2012

I dont know what the go is but i have check all the properties and everything but nothing changes.I have a combo box and when i change the selected value i want the menustrip to focus on the form but instead the menustrip stays up.

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Trackbar In MenuStrip

Jun 12, 2011

I'm not sure if I already saw a trackbar inside a menu strip, but there is a way to add it? Or even a numeric dropdown?

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Implement MenuStrip Functions?

Sep 7, 2011

I have a MenuStrip control and when I right clicked on it and selected "insert standard items", it created a few functions. There are a few options there that I would like to get working: Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, and Select All. I presume that for what I want, I'd need to make my own classes for each function. (ie: Cut class, Copy class... etc.)

I would like to be able to do something similar to the example below:


Im doing this in Vb.net On Windows 7 .

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Add Sub / Child Option To MenuStrip?

Jan 25, 2009

Code to add a child/sub option to one of the items in a menustrip (using VB.NET)?[code]...

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Add Vertical Separator In MenuStrip?

Jun 21, 2010

I am developing a window based application. I want to show my menu to be separated by a vertical separator. Just like this:

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Creating A Global MenuStrip For App

Sep 4, 2009

Im creating a desktop app with multiple forms. My ideal aim is to create 1 MenuStrip to use throughout the different forms (the same MenuStrip) appears on the different forms. otherwise I'll be copying the MenuStrips from 1 form to another and copying the Event code. What is the best way of doing this? I've created UserControl, put my MenuStrip on it along with me Code, then I load an instance of it whenever a new form loads. This seems to work fine until I want close the Main Form. I've tried ' Me.Hide ' but that just hides the UserControl. So the MenuStrip appears on Form A, when i click a Menu Item I want it to close Form A and open Form B.

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Creating A Global MenuStrip For App?

Sep 4, 2009

Im creating a desktop app with multiple forms. My ideal aim is to create 1 MenuStrip to use throughout the different forms (the same MenuStrip) appears on the different forms. otherwise I'll be copying the MenuStrips from 1 form to another and copying the Event code

I've created UserControl, put my MenuStrip on it along with me Code, then I load an instance of it whenever a new form loads. This seems to work fine until I want close the Main Form. I've tried ' Me.Hide ' but that just hides the UserControl

So the MenuStrip appears on Form A, when i click a Menu Item I want it to close Form A and open Form B

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Error In Display Menustrip?

Apr 4, 2012

I have a windows form and in form have a menustrip with toolstripmenuItem.I write codefor toolstripmenuItem and work with it but dont see menustrip and toolstripmenuItem in design stauts and run status now.  and have not error.what dont display menustrip?

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How To Change The Menustrip Style

Nov 16, 2011

how can I change the menustrip style in VB.NET 2010? I want to change it to Windows 7 style but I don't know how to as I'm a beginner. Is there any solution for this? Now my program's menustrip is like the screenshot I attached...

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How To Reuse MenuStrip In Another Form

Jul 22, 2010

I m new  to VB. I have created a form with Menustrip and want to reuse this menustrip in other forms. Could anyone plz tell me how to do it ?

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MDI Form : Set An Exe Position Below The Menustrip?

Feb 3, 2010

I am using vb.net 2008. I have a MDI form with a menu strip added. From different menu's i calling related Exe's and opening in side the MDI form. In this case setting of MDIparent properties to the child form (Exe) in not possible. In my Exe i am reading my MDI windows handle and using the setparent API function. In this case the exe is opening inside the MDI below the titile bar but it is hiding the menu strip. (In vb6 it is working fine - Means the exe opens below the menu strip). Is their any way opening the exe below the menustrip or toolstrip.

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MenuStrip - All Submenus Visible At Once?

Dec 15, 2011

I have a menustrip in a VB.Net windows form, my teacher in the university said that if I could make all dropdowns of the menustrip become visible at once,I know I can .ShowDropDown() an entry, but when I call the next, the first one hides.

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Menustrip Artifacts When Printing In XP?

Apr 25, 2011

I have a simple VB calculator app with a PrintForm procedure shown below which works fine on my Win7 machine but when I deploy the app to an XP Pro machine it produces artifacts from the MenuStrip where the Print command is executed. Any ideas why this would happen or how I can resolve it? I'm new to VB.net and OOP as a whole so if this is a simple problem.


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MenuStrip Does Not Cause Other Controls To Validate?

Jan 26, 2011

I have a Combobox in DropDown mode. I have the code for handling the selected list item in the Validating event of the Combobox  If the user highlights the text in the Combobox and presses the Delete key, the text is deleted  The user then clicks the MenuStrip and the dropdown menu appears.

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MenuStrip Items Display ?

Jul 15, 2009

I'm using VB2008.  In the IDE, menustrip text items to show the underbar for ALT key use are preceded by ampersand. The underbar displays on the form [design] tab while in the edit mode but does not show when program run in debug mode from the IDE.

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Menustrip Theme Using ColorDialog?

Oct 9, 2009

i am not able to figure out any code on how to do this. I am trying to make it so when the person chooses a color in the ColorDialog, the all my buttons forecolors go to that, then the dialog will show to pick a back color.

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Option Buttons In A MenuStrip?

Oct 18, 2010

But adding there code produces loads of errors. Am i for getting to add something? Protected Overrides Sub OnCheckedChanged(ByVal e As EventArgs)example errors remove overrides If Not Checked OrElse Me.Parent Is Nothing Then Returnhecked is not declareParent.Items is not a member of system.windows.forms

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Remove These Controls In The MenuStrip?

May 12, 2011

I accidentally pressed the insert standard items, then I removed the items that I added by accident but there are still remaining items




And I can't figure out how to remove these items as I already deleted the parent items.I tried deleting it from the properties menu by pressing delete on it but it doesn't work.

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Set A MenuStrip Item Calling It By Name?

Jun 14, 2012

When I try to set a MenuStrip Item calling it by name it gives me an exception?

An unhandled exception of type 'System.NullReferenceException' occurred in Sample.exe

Additional information: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Either of the following statements cause errors.

frmMenu.MenuStripfrmMenu.Items(key:="Enter").Enabled = False
frmMenu.MenuStripfrmMenu.Items("Enter").Enabled = False

However when I call Items using an integer it works perfectly.

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Feb 1, 2012

I have found if you put a text box into a menustrip item everything under that menu no longer show it's properties when clicked and double clicking on the item does not got to the code until you click outside the menustrip. This behavior is only present when the menustrip render mode is system and only when a textbox is in that menu item. Fails with visual studio 2005 and 2010. Am using visual basic. Changing render mode from system to anything else makes everything work, change it back to system and it does not work. This only happens with a textbox in the menu strip item.

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Using The MenuStrip ShortCut Keys?

Sep 22, 2008

I'm having a spot of trouble working out how menustrip yet again.I have an MDI project. A child form contains a menustrip that has shortcut keys defined... F1 through F4 at design time. At run-time the child form menustrips are merged into the MDI parent form menustrip.The Function keys do not cause the menu to drop down. *Frutz* I thought okay. I'll use the control's keypress event to trap the F1 key and cause the menu item to drop down Apparently the menu Item is not available in the child form since it was merged to the MDI parent menustrip...*Frippity Frutz* Okay... Call the MDI parent menustrip from the child form...."No menustrip object found".

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VS 2008 Get Pictures In A Menustrip?

May 6, 2009

Is it pausible to get pictures in a menustrip? If yes, how?

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VS 2008 MenuStrip And Access DB?

Jun 12, 2010

Small problem on vb2008 express:I have added a menustrip on a form, and I would like to add a drop down list or a combobox on that menulist and populate the fields from my access database.

Unfortunately I can't find the data source connection I would usually find on combo boxes used inside the form and not in a menu strip.Can someone please tell me how I can populate a combo box or a drop down list that is located in a menu strip?

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Apr 25, 2009

How can i access the other icons for the menustrip control?When you add a menustrip, icons as new, open and save is allready included, but i want the other ones, like undo and such.

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X-y Coords Of MenuStrip Item?

Dec 20, 2010

I want to show a ContextMenuStrip beneath a MenuStrip item when that item is clicked. Stuff in the ContextMenuStrip changes dynamically. The ContextMenuStrip is used in a DataGridView. I don't want to duplicate the same items in the MenuStrip.

I can get the mouse coordinates OK, but I don't want that. I want to use the ContextMenuStrip show method referenced to a control. An item in the MenuStrip is not a control, but the entire MenuStrip is a control. If I can get the x-y position of the item in the MenuStrip I can show the ContextMenuStrip in the right place, and it will look just as if it was part of the MenuStrip. how to obtain the location of the MenuStrip item that's active.

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Inverted Triangle In Menustrip Text

Nov 17, 2011

I have a menu strip on a form and to assist the users and to make it more aesthetically pleasing I want to add an inverted triangle at the end of each menu title to make it more obvious there are other options available if you click on it.I am currently using Times New Roman as a font but that can be changed if necessary.

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Cannot Disable The MDI Menustrip From The Login Form

Aug 16, 2009

I have a login form that opens during MDI form load event. What I want is during login process i want the MDI frm Menu strip to be disabled and can only be enbaled after succesful login. The login form is base on a table that I created with username and password and is working find. The only problem is i cannot disable the MDI menustrip from the login form. here is my code in login form that process the disabling of the menustrip1 from the MDI form

mainfrm.menustrip1.enable = false

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Change Highlight Color Of Menustrip?

May 19, 2011

I am wondering how to change the "highlight" or "selected" color of a menustrip control item. I have tried digging through the properties and have tried to set it programmatically using any method I could conjure up but to no avail.

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Close The Opened Childform With Menustrip?

Jun 12, 2009

i create a mdiparent form and a form1, all i wanted to do is to close the mdichild form(form1) with a close in the menustrip.When i want to close the opened childform with menustrip (i create a button close in the menustrip)

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How To Check Only One MenuStrip Item At A Time

May 9, 2011

I have a MenuStrip with several items in it. All I am trying to do is select(check) only one item at a time.

Example: Lets say I have a menu title Fruits, and under the menu are several fruits.

Currently, when I click on one fruit there is a check mark, good! The problem is when I click on another fruit there is also a check mark and so on. I only need the menu to check one item at a time, this will unchecked an item if I check another menu item. I tried using if statements but doesn't even come close to working. Any ideas on this?

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How To Disable Menustrip Shortcut Keys

Jul 16, 2009

I have a VB 2008 form with about a dozen buttons that use ALT+key shortcuts, e.g. names beginning &S, &N, etc.  I also have a menustrip with a couple of entries but I have not assigned shortcut keys to any of them. However, three of the entries on the menustrip begin with S, N, and E. The result is that the shortcut keys for those buttons don't work - instead the shortcut activates the menustrip item.  For example, ALT+E brings up the Exit on the menustrip instead of activating the button with the &E... label. I even tried setting the shortcut for the menu item to something totally different, but it doesn't matter.Even though I have programmed something different, the menu strip takes precedence on the shortcut. is there any way to just disable shortcut keys on the menustrip? What I've done for now is alter the names of my menustrip items by numbering them, e.g. "5 Exit" instead of "Exit" so that ALT+5 does the exit and leaves ALT+E for the button I want it to be associated with.

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