CreatePopupMenu function

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.

Syntax

HMENU CreatePopupMenu(

);

Parameters

This function has no parameters.

Return Value

Type: HMENU

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.

Remarks

The application can add the new menu to an existing menu, or it can display a shortcut menu by calling the TrackPopupMenuEx or TrackPopupMenu functions.

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.

Examples

For an example, see Adding Lines and Graphs to a Menu.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header winuser.h (include Windows.h)
Library User32.lib
DLL User32.dll

See Also

AppendMenu

Conceptual

CreateMenu

DestroyMenu

InsertMenu

InsertMenuItem

Menus

Reference

SetMenu

TrackPopupMenu

TrackPopupMenuEx