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In Paradox I was able to create popup menu's in which some of the items had
popup menu's themselves. I've looked for threads on popup menu's and access
but I can't find how to make a simple popup menu. The popup menu I want to
make should appear when I rightclick a button on my form. A user's choice
should do some action.
Can someone point me in the right direction?
thanks, john
Oct 4 '06 #1
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john wrote:
In Paradox I was able to create popup menu's in which some of the items had
popup menu's themselves. I've looked for threads on popup menu's and access
but I can't find how to make a simple popup menu. The popup menu I want to
make should appear when I rightclick a button on my form. A user's choice
should do some action.
If you know how to make a custom menu, make one. Then, in the customize
window, on the toolbars tab, select the new menu you've created and then
click the properties button. In the resulting toolbars window that
appears, set the properties to popup and you are done.

In your form design view, select the control you wish to have your newly
created pop uip be a part of. In the other tab of the properties
window, pick the pop up menu from the pick list listed for "Short cut
menus".

Google or write back if you need more help on menu creation.

--
Tim http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
^o<
/#) "Burp-beep, burp-beep, burp-beep?" - Quaker Jake
/^^ "Be Careful, Big Bird!" - Ditto "TIM-MAY!!" - Me
Oct 4 '06 #2

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Maybe I'm talking about a different kind of popup menu. The popup menu I
mean has no relation with the menu bar or tool bar. I have a button on my
form and if I rightclick it I would like a grey box to appear on that spot
offering the user 4 options. Certain custom VB-code have to be executed when
the user makes a specific choice. Choice 1 for instance should run a
specific query. Choice 2 should offer the user 4 other options in the popup
menu.
Thanks, john

"Tim Marshall" <TI****@PurplePandaChasers.Moertheriumschreef in bericht
news:eg**********@coranto.ucs.mun.ca...
john wrote:
>In Paradox I was able to create popup menu's in which some of the items
had popup menu's themselves. I've looked for threads on popup menu's and
access but I can't find how to make a simple popup menu. The popup menu I
want to make should appear when I rightclick a button on my form. A
user's choice should do some action.

If you know how to make a custom menu, make one. Then, in the customize
window, on the toolbars tab, select the new menu you've created and then
click the properties button. In the resulting toolbars window that
appears, set the properties to popup and you are done.

In your form design view, select the control you wish to have your newly
created pop uip be a part of. In the other tab of the properties window,
pick the pop up menu from the pick list listed for "Short cut menus".

Google or write back if you need more help on menu creation.

--
Tim http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
^o<
/#) "Burp-beep, burp-beep, burp-beep?" - Quaker Jake
/^^ "Be Careful, Big Bird!" - Ditto "TIM-MAY!!" - Me

Oct 4 '06 #3

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john wrote:
Maybe I'm talking about a different kind of popup menu. The popup menu I
mean has no relation with the menu bar or tool bar. I have a button on my
form and if I rightclick it I would like a grey box to appear on that spot
offering the user 4 options. Certain custom VB-code have to be executed when
the user makes a specific choice. Choice 1 for instance should run a
specific query. Choice 2 should offer the user 4 other options in the popup
menu.
Thanks, john
<rolls eyes>

Read my response.

--
Tim http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
^o<
/#) "Burp-beep, burp-beep, burp-beep?" - Quaker Jake
/^^ "Be Careful, Big Bird!" - Ditto "TIM-MAY!!" - Me
Oct 4 '06 #4

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"Tim Marshall" <TI****@PurplePandaChasers.Moertheriumschreef in bericht
news:eg**********@coranto.ucs.mun.ca...
john wrote:
>Maybe I'm talking about a different kind of popup menu. The popup menu I
mean has no relation with the menu bar or tool bar. I have a button on my
form and if I rightclick it I would like a grey box to appear on that
spot offering the user 4 options. Certain custom VB-code have to be
executed when the user makes a specific choice. Choice 1 for instance
should run a specific query. Choice 2 should offer the user 4 other
options in the popup menu.
Thanks, john
<rolls eyes>

By <rolls eyesyou mean:

"Looking upward with an expression of contempt, often combined with a sigh.
Used to indicate
frustration and annoyance with the stupidity of a person or thing."
???

john
Oct 4 '06 #5

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John, I do believe the answer to your question is right in front of you,
in Tims post. Is it possible that you tried this yourself and decided it
is not what you want?

--
Bas Cost Budde
Holland
www.heuveltop.nl/BasCB/msac_index.html
Oct 5 '06 #6

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john wrote:
By <rolls eyesyou mean:

"Looking upward
<snip>

No, don't be a silly sausage. It's simple exasperation as I told you
exactly what you needed as described in your first post and your follow up.

The different menu controls you put in a pop up or toolbar or menu bar
are assigned whatever VBA functions (not subs) that you wish in the
onaction property.

Now give it a try or I will taunt you Monty Python style!!!! 8)
--
Tim http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
^o<
/#) "Burp-beep, burp-beep, burp-beep?" - Quaker Jake
/^^ "Whatcha doin?" - Ditto "TIM-MAY!!" - Me
Oct 5 '06 #7

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"Tim Marshall" <TI****@PurplePandaChasers.Moertheriumschreef in bericht
news:eg**********@coranto.ucs.mun.ca...
john wrote:
>By <rolls eyesyou mean:

"Looking upward

<snip>

No, don't be a silly sausage. It's simple exasperation as I told you
exactly what you needed as described in your first post and your follow
up.

The different menu controls you put in a pop up or toolbar or menu bar are
assigned whatever VBA functions (not subs) that you wish in the onaction
property.

Now give it a try or I will taunt you Monty Python style!!!! 8)
Maybe if you'd know how one makes popup menu's in Paradox (just in code),
you would have understood my second message. Maybe not. Anyway, I got it
working now. Thanks.
john
Oct 5 '06 #8

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john wrote:
Maybe if you'd know how one makes popup menu's in Paradox (just in code),
you would have understood my second message.
<rolls eyes>

Oct 5 '06 #9

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john wrote:
Maybe if you'd know how one makes popup menu's in Paradox (just in code),
you would have understood my second message. Maybe not. Anyway, I got it
working now. Thanks.
Great, good to hear! 8)

I don't know Paradox. I did find working with MS Office menus a bit
tricky at first, so if you run into anything you're not sure of, by all
means post here.
--
Tim http://www.ucs.mun.ca/~tmarshal/
^o<
/#) "Burp-beep, burp-beep, burp-beep?" - Quaker Jake
/^^ "Whatcha doin?" - Ditto "TIM-MAY!!" - Me
Oct 5 '06 #10

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