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Posted On 2017-06-24 by BlackBeltVB
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How to popup a menu as the mouse moves over a hotspot.

This sample is sort of a combination of the PopHwnd and CoolTool samples. It destroys and pops up menus as the mouse moves over a hotspot on a "toolbar". The application is hooked before PopupMenu is called so that the handle (and thus the RECT) of the new popup menu can be obtained. 

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Special Instructions

Uses the following API functions:

  • CallNextHookEx
  • CallWindowProc
  • CopyMemory (RtlMoveMemory)
  • GetCursorPos
  • GetWindowRect
  • PtInRect
  • ScreenToClient
  • SetWindowsHookEx
  • SetWindowLong
  • UnHookWindowsHookEx
    • WM_CREATE
    • WM_DESTROY

Requirements

This code originally appeared on BlackBeltVB.com, and has been republished here with the permission of Matt Hart.


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