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InsertContextMenuItem Method
Windows - Visual C++

The InsertContextMenuItem method inserts a menu item into the control's context menu at a specified position.

long result = InsertContextMenuItem(short menuID, short insertPosition, LPCTSTR menuItemText);

The InsertContextMenuItem syntax has these parts:




A short integer containing the menu ID of the menu to address as described in Remarks.


A short integer containing the position in which to insert the menu item. insertPosition is one-based.


A String containing the text for the new menu item as described in Remarks.


A long integer containing 0 if successful and an error code if not.

The context menu is the menu that appears when you right click on the control. It can be turned on or off by setting the ContextMenuEnabled property. The context menu is initially empty; you add your preferred menu items to it using the ContextMenuItem methods.

The menuID parameter is used to indicate whether to address the main context menu or a submenu. The menuID of the main context menu is always 0. The menuID of a submenu is returned when the submenu is created with AppendContextMenuSubmenu or InsertContextMenuSubmenu. Note that this menuID has no relation to any ID used by the Windows API.

The menuItemText parameter can contain information about shortcut keys and accelerator keys. The format is the same as that used by the Windows API. For example,


will appear in the menu as

Close Ctrl+W

When the user types a shortcut key, for example, the letter 'C' for the Close menu item example above, it will be handled in the same way as if the user selected the menu item. The ContextMenu event will be fired. However, it is the container's job to handle any accelerator key combinations, for example, Ctrl+W in the example above.

See Also: AppendContextMenuItem AppendContextMenuSeparator AppendContextMenuSubmenu GetContextMenuItemCount InsertContextMenuSeparator InsertContextMenuSubmenu RemoveContextMenuItem ContextMenu ContextMenuEnabled UpdateContextMenu

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