System Menus

Posted On 2017-08-08 by BlackBeltVB
Tags: VB6 Custom Controls/Forms/Menus VB6 Function Enhancement VB6 Windows API 
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How to retrieve system menu items without crashing Windows. Windows 98 introduced bitmaps in its system menus, requiring a slightly different approach to menu data retrieval from code. 

Special Instructions

Uses the following API functions:

  • CopyMemory (RtlMoveMemory)
  • FindWindow
  • GetMenuItemCount
  • GetMenuItemInfo
  • GetSystemMenu
  • GlobalAlloc
  • GlobalFree


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

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