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    Dialogs and Menus

    Is it possible to add a menu to a dialog? If not, is it possilbe to create a dialog without a frame, kinda like a menu, but works like a dialog, receives messages like a dialog, etc.
    Last edited by Jaken Veina; 06-27-2005 at 04:38 PM.
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    void function(void)
     {
      function();
     }

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaken Veina
    Is it possible to add a menu to a dialog?
    Yes! Since you are using dialog... (me thinks via resource) you can create one there... see here

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    I have that tutorial. It says nothing about putting a menu into a dialog.
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    void function(void)
     {
      function();
     }

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    Yes ofcourse a dialog can have a menu... you can create it using the resource editor, or you can create it at runtime just like you would with any other window

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    Well, how would you create it in a .rc? Or, since I found out that you can, what style do you use to remove a dialog's title bar?
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     {
      function();
     }

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    Try LoadMenu, SetMenu APIs

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    >>how would you create it in a .rc?<<

    Use the MENU resource definition statement within the context of a DIALOGEX resource definition statement.

    >>what style do you use to remove a dialog's title bar<<

    Remove WS_CAPTION and WS_SYSMENU from the STYLE resource definition statement of your DIALOGEX resource definition statement. Also remove the CAPTION resource definition statement.

    Full list of resource definition statements.
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    Thank you. I managed to figure out the second answer, though, and it does not completely remove the title bar. It only removes the buttons from it. Perhaps it is my compiler?
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    void function(void)
     {
      function();
     }

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    And your compiler is?
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    Dev-C++.
    Code:
    void function(void)
     {
      function();
     }

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    That shouldn't be a problem - just re-read my previous post and follow the instructions exactly.
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    I'll remember that. Thanks a lot. I worked everything into a single dialog after all.
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     {
      function();
     }

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