Creates a drop-down menu, submenu, or shortcut menu. The menu is initially empty. You can insert or append menu items by using the InsertMenuItem function. You can also use the InsertMenu function to insert menu items and the AppendMenu function to append menu items.
HMENU CreatePopupMenu( );
This function has no parameters.
If the function succeeds, the return value is a handle to the newly created menu.
If the function fails, the return value is NULL. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.
Resources associated with a menu that is assigned to a window are freed automatically. If the menu is not assigned to a window, an application must free system resources associated with the menu before closing. An application frees menu resources by calling the DestroyMenu function.
For an example, see Adding Lines and Graphs to a Menu.
|Minimum supported client||Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]|
|Minimum supported server||Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]|
|Header||winuser.h (include Windows.h)|