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How to add menu items to the system menu of a form. Turn on/off line numbers in source code. Switch to Orginial background IDE or DSP color Comment or reply to this aritlce/tip for discussion. Bookmark this article to my favorite article(s). Print this article
add menu items to the system menu of a form. 08-Aug-04
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1   
2   unit Unit1;
3   
4   interface
5   
6   uses
7     Windows, Messages, SysUtils, Variants, Classes, Graphics, Controls, Forms,
8     Dialogs,shellapi;
9   
10  type
11    TForm1 = class(TForm)
12      procedure FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
13    private
14      { Private declarations }
15    public
16    procedure SysPopup (var Msg: TMsg; var Handled: Boolean);
17      {This is what handles the messages}
18      procedure GoToSite;
19  
20      { Public declarations }
21    end;
22  
23  var
24    Form1: TForm1;
25  
26  implementation
27  
28  {$R *.dfm}
29   const
30    ItemId = 99;
31  
32  procedure TForm1.GoToSite;
33  begin
34  //start your browser to goto www.DevSuperPage.com
35  ShellExecute(Handle,
36                 'open',
37                 'http://www.DevSuperpage.com',
38                 0,
39                 0,
40                 SW_SHOW);
41  end;
42  
43  procedure TForm1.FormCreate(Sender: TObject);
44  begin
45    //sets your application event on Message to a new your new handler
46    Application.OnMessage := SysPopup;
47  
48  
49    //add a seperator bar on the system popup menu
50    AppendMenu (GetSystemMenu (Form1.Handle, False),MF_SEPARATOR, 0, '');
51  
52    //add your personal menu option on the system popup menu
53    AppendMenu (GetSystemMenu (Form1.Handle, False), MF_BYPOSITION,
54    ItemId, '&Go to www.DevSuperPage.com');
55  
56    //add a seperator bar on the system popup menu when the application is
57    // minimized
58    AppendMenu (GetSystemMenu (Application.Handle, False),MF_SEPARATOR, 0, '');
59  
60   //add your menu item to the application system popup menu when minimized
61     AppendMenu (GetSystemMenu (Application.Handle, False),
62      MF_BYPOSITION, ItemId, '&Go to www.DevSuperPage.com')
63  
64  
65  end;
66  
67  procedure TForm1.SysPopup(var Msg: TMsg; var Handled: Boolean);
68  begin
69    if Msg.message = WM_SYSCOMMAND then
70      {if the message is a system one...}
71      if Msg.WPARAM = ItemId then
72        GoToSite;
73  
74  end;
75  
76  end.


			
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