MENUEX_TEMPLATE_ITEM structure

Defines a menu item in an extended menu template. This structure definition is for explanation only; it is not present in any standard header file.

Syntax

typedef struct {
  DWORD dwType;
  DWORD dwState;
  UINT  uId;
  WORD  wFlags;
  WCHAR szText[1];
} MENUEX_TEMPLATE_ITEM;

Members

dwType

Type: DWORD

The menu item type. This member can be a combination of the type (beginning with MFT) values listed with the MENUITEMINFO structure.

dwState

Type: DWORD

The menu item state. This member can be a combination of the state (beginning with MFS) values listed with the MENUITEMINFO structure.

uId

Type: UINT

The menu item identifier. This is an application-defined value that identifies the menu item. In an extended menu resource, items that open drop-down menus or submenus as well as command items can have identifiers.

wFlags

Type: WORD

Specifies whether the menu item is the last item in the menu bar, drop-down menu, submenu, or shortcut menu and whether it is an item that opens a drop-down menu or submenu. This member can be zero or more of these values. For 32-bit applications, this member is a word; for 16-bit applications, it is a byte.

0x80

The structure defines the last menu item in the menu bar, drop-down menu, submenu, or shortcut menu.

0x01

The structure defines a item that opens a drop-down menu or submenu. Subsequent structures define menu items in the corresponding drop-down menu or submenu.

szText

Type: WCHAR

The menu item text. This member is a null-terminated Unicode string, aligned on a word boundary. The size of the menu item definition varies depending on the length of this string.

Remarks

An extended menu template consists of a MENUEX_TEMPLATE_HEADER structure followed by one or more contiguous MENUEX_TEMPLATE_ITEM structures. The MENUEX_TEMPLATE_ITEM structures, which are variable in length, are aligned on DWORD boundaries. To create a menu from an extended menu template in memory, use the LoadMenuIndirect function.

Requirements

Minimum supported client
Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server
Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

See also

Reference

LoadMenuIndirect

MENUEX_TEMPLATE_HEADER

MENUITEMINFO

Conceptual

Menus