Re: Run time control of file menu

"AliR \(VC++ MVP\)" <AliR@online.nospam>
Thu, 28 May 2009 13:45:20 -0500
You normally would do this with ON_UPDATE_COMMAND_UI.

What type of application are you developing Doc/View or Dialog based?

Normally you would put the ON_UPDATE_COMMAND_UI handler for the menu items
that you want to control, in the message map of the class where you want to
perform the controling. If you have a Doc/View app, and put them in the
mainframe class then they will be called whenever the menu is extended. If
you put them in the view classes then they will be called when the menu is
extended and the view is the current active view.


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In my MFC application (Visual Studio 2005 Professional) I have a set
of menus (File, Edit, Etc) I realized it would be good to gray out and
disable some items at times and re enable them latter. I can do this
at design time no problem but how to I get to the properties of these
items at run time so I can change them? (I can't seam to find an add
variable option like I would with normal objects.)

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