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What is Menu Editor in Visual Basic?

March 11, 2014 Comments off

What is Menu Editor in Visual Basic?

Menu Editor utility of VB can be accessed from tools menu in the forms design screen. This utility is used for creating menus. It allows you to create custom menus for your application and to define their properties.

Dialog Box Options:

Caption: Allows you to enter the menu or command name that you want to appear on your menu bar or in a menu. If you want to create a separator bar in your menu, you can type a single hyphen (-) in the Caption box.

To give the user keyboard access to a menu item, insert an ampersand (&) before a letter. At run time, this is underlined (the ampersand is not visible), and the user can access the menu or command by pressing ALT and the letter. If you need an ampersand to show in the menu, put two consecutive ampersands in the caption.

Name: Allows you to enter a control name for the menu item. A control name is an identifier used only to access the menu item in code; it does not appear in a menu.

Index: Allows you to assign a numeric value that determines the control’s position within a control array. This position is not related to the screen position.

Shortcut: Allows you to select a shortcut key for each command.

HelpContextID: Allows you to assign a unique numeric value for the context ID. This value is used to find the appropriate Help topic in the help file identified by the HelpFile property.

NegotiatePosition: Allows you to select the menu’s NegotiatePosition property. This property determines whether and how the menu appears in a container form.

Checked: Allows you to have a check mark appear initially at the left of a menu item. It is generally used to indicate whether a toggle option is turned on or off.

Enabled: Allows you to select whether you want the menu item to respond to events, or clear if you want the item to be unavailable and appear dimmed.

Visible: Allows you to have the menu item appear on the menu.

WindowsList: Determines if the menu control contains a list of open MDI child forms in an MDI application.

Right Arrow: Moves the selected menu down one level each time you click it. You can create up to four levels of submenus.

Left Arrow: Moves the selected menu up one level each time you click it. You can create up to four levels of submenus.

Up Arrow: Moves the selected menu item up one position within the same menu level each time you click it.

Down Arrow: Moves the selected menu item down one position within the same menu level each time you click it.

Menu List: A list box that displays a hierarchical list of menu items. Submenu items are indented to indicate their hierarchical position of level.

Next: Moves selection to the next line.

Insert: Inserts a line in the list box above the currently selected line.

Delete: Deletes the currently selected line.

OK: Closes the Menu Editor and applies all changes to the last form you selected. The menu is available at design time, but selecting a menu at design time opens the Code windows for that menu’s Click event rather than executing any event code.

Cancel: Closes the Menu Editor and cancels all changes.

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