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How to programatically set and save shortcut menus in to a control?

I want to create some some shortcut menus for multiple controls of the same type, I want to do it programatically so I dont have to go one by one editing the custom menus, or copy paste the same control since I would have to re-build all my controls every time I want to add a new shortcut menu option (becouse I dont know yet how many options I will need). How can I programatically add a element to the shortcut menu of a control, and save it in to it? For example, in shortcut menu activation event, I can modify add/remove elements, but this do not save on to the shortctu menu you edit statically in edit mode of the vi. Ty! 

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PD: I know that I could just create the menu dinamically every time menu activation event happens, but this would be slower than having it already created on edit mode? 

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Is this function what im looking for? "Set Menu Item Info Function"

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Maybe microscopically slower, but you aren't going to.have a huge menu on a control anyway. And it is much more maintainable.

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Yes Mike, I will create all shortcuts on runtime, time diference is not a factor! Ty!

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Mike, How do you detect when the user does not select an item of the shorcut menu by cliking somewhere else in the screen?

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In that case the menu selection doesn't fire.

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But if you are w8ing in a event structure for it the only chance is to put a timeout so you dont get stuck? When I create the menu I weit for the event rigth after, im triying to avoid timeouts so my while loop only runs when a event happens.

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There is no need for a time out. If someone right clicks on the control with the menu, a menu activation event is fired for that control. If the make a selection a menu selection event is fired for the control, otherwise it is like they never clicked on the control in the first place, nothing happens.

Write a small example for yourself and run it with execution highlighting turned on. You'll see what I mean.

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I think my problem is that im trying to detect the case in a separeted event structure, I detect activation in one event strcuture, then go to a case strcutrue when the shorcut activation fires, and then (inside the case structure and in a separated time structure from the frist that triggered activation for shorcut) I weit for selecction. You mean that if I w8 for the selecction in the same Event structure than the rest of the user interface that wont block my program rigth?

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