Popup Menu Example

This example shows you how to display a popup menu...

First, you need to add a number of controls:

Type Name Caption
Label lblPopup Right click for popup menu
Label lblDefaultPopup Right click for popup menu with default item
Label lblShowPopupAtX Right click here to display popup at X
Label lblX X
Menu mnuTest Test Menu
Menu mnuTestItem1 Test Item 1
Menu mnuTestItem2 Test Item 2

Make sure that mnuTestItem 1 and 2 are sub menus of mnuTest. Now, add the code below, run your project, and try right clicking on each of the labels.

Private Sub lblDefaultPopup_MouseDown(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
    If Button = vbRightButton Then '// is right button?
        PopupMenu mnuTest, , , , mnuTestItem1 '// display popup menu
    End If
End Sub
Private Sub lblPopUp_MouseDown(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
    If Button = vbRightButton Then '// is right button?
        PopupMenu mnuTest '// show popup
    End If
End Sub
Private Sub cmdHidePopup_Click()
    mnuTest.Visible = False '// hide the popup menu from the main menu bar
End Sub
Private Sub lblShowPopupAtX_MouseDown(Button As Integer, Shift As Integer, X As Single, Y As Single)
    If Button = vbRightButton Then
        '// get the coordinates of the X label (x and y)
        PopupMenu mnuTest, , lblX.Left, lblX.Top '// display menu
    End If
End Sub

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