Disable menu items.

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    Disable menu items.

    I am trying to figure out how to disable a menu item that is another popup. I would like to disable the 'File|Data' menu item instead of having to disable all the items seperately listed in this popup. I have attached a pict. for clarity.

    Hopefully, I have explained myself adequately.

    This works:
    Code:
    	EnableMenuItem(hMenu, IDM_FILE_DATA_INPUT, MF_GRAYED);
    	EnableMenuItem(hMenu, IDM_FILE_DATA_OUTPUT, MF_GRAYED);
    but this doesn't
    Code:
    	EnableMenuItem(hMenu, IDM_FILE_DATA, MF_GRAYED);
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    try MF_GRAYED|MF_DISABLED as a parameter, not sure if it will work, but it's worth the try

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...lemenuitem.asp

    check that out if you haven't already

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    Well I guess I should have said so but I tried MF_DISABLED also to no avail.

    My browser is giving me some difficulties, so I can't see the link but when I get to my broadband connection tomorrow I'll give it a look!
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    Try
    GetSubMenu() to find the Data popup menu handle, then disable it

    or
    (as a long shot)
    EnableMenuItem(hMenu, IDM_FILE_DATA, MF_BYCOMMAND|MF_GRAYED);//use the popups ID

    or

    try the 'by position' flag for the DATA item (3 I think, zero based counting from the top down?)
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    Thanks Novacaine,

    When I get off work I'll give those a try. I had some spyware that wouldn't let me view the link of MS site.
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