SetMenuItemInfo

This is a discussion on SetMenuItemInfo within the Windows Programming forums, part of the Platform Specific Boards category; I cant get it to work (SetMenuItemInfo) heres my code MENUITEMINFO mii; mii.fMask=MIIM_TYPE; mii.fType = MFT_STRING; mii.dwTypeData="string" SetMenuItem(hMenu,/* Declared In ...

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    SetMenuItemInfo

    I cant get it to work (SetMenuItemInfo)
    heres my code
    MENUITEMINFO mii;
    mii.fMask=MIIM_TYPE;
    mii.fType = MFT_STRING;
    mii.dwTypeData="string"
    SetMenuItem(hMenu,/* Declared In resource along with menu item IDB_TEST*/IDB_TEST,FALSE,&mii);
    DrawMenuBar(hwnd);
    /*dont wory i did set it origanally/*
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    Try setting mmi.fMask to MIIM_STRING.
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    i did but my compiler could'nt find MIIM_STRING
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    What compiler are you using (version would be handy too)?
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    MENUITEMINFO is declared in winuser.h. I have metrowerks codewarrior 5 and MIIM_STRING is declared ok in there but in order for it to be defined you should:

    #define WINVER 0x0500

    before you #include <windows.h>

    That should compile ok.

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    hmm id didnt work i have ver. 4 but i still tried by the way do you like metrowerks
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    Did it compile ok? And what os are you compiling on?

    If not try (before #include <windows.h> ):
    Code:
    #if !defined MIIM_STRING
    #define MIIM_STRING 0x00000040
    #endif
    >>do you like metrowerks<<

    I got codewarrior 5 Pro (IDE version 4) as a freebie on a magazine cd in the UK thanks to Fordy without whom i'd never have a chance to play around with yet another compiler. It's ok, but I confess i've not really messed around with it that much. The IDE is nice enough with decent enough help files which is always a bonus.
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    even with the paramater it dosent work any altenatives?
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    Short of upgrading your compiler or getting a new one, you could try the older ModifyMenu function.
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    I think it would be beneficial for you to post some code showing what you have been doing....

    This is a simple system call and the compiler should be able to do what's needed....

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