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MenuEx ActiveX control MenuEx

MenuEx control handles menus into Visual Basic projects. It allows you to simply display icons and set the help text for the menu items, to set special items such as Sidebars, Headers or Color menu items, giving also the ability to the advanced user to totally handle the menus appearance by custom drawing their contents.


MenuEx activex control


This is a highly customizable, powerful ActiveX control that needs only one line of code to give personal style to your applications, and supports:

Office XP/2003 menu styles
MenuEx control can render menu items simulating the Office XP and the cooler new Office 2003 menu style, providing more features than any other control available in the market, including antialized icons and gradient menu bars in Windows XP.

Windows XP icons
Internal implementation of the enhanced IC ImageList control allows handling of the new, richer image format for icons introduced in Windows XP. This format supports 16 million colors (True Color), does not use a color palette and provides 256 levels of transparency (8-bit "alpha" channel)

Special items
Any non top-level menu item can be easily converted into a special item such as Header, Sidebar or Color item by just setting the appropriate property.

Custom drawing
MenuEx control provides the appropriate events, to allow developers to manually set a menu item's metrics and custom draw its contents. Although this is an advanced feature, it is very easy to be implemented as the control handles the most dificult part, asking for minimal input and taking care about the details.

Add/insert/remove items on the fly
New menu items can easily be added or inserted into specific positions and also can be removed at any time. MenuEx control provides the functions to allow manipulation of new menu items by code.

Unicode compliance
Bring your application to the next level by making it multilingual. Do not overlook the new markets into which you can now more easily localize your application's menus. MenuEx control provides full Unicode compliance (UCS-2/UTF-16) that will help you create software that meets the language and locale needs of all your customers throughout the world.

Going further in the internationalization process, MenuEx control provides bidirectionality even in a non-bidirectional 32-bit Microsoft Windows environment. Its right-to-left visual features are very important if you want to use it for languages like Hebrew and Arabic.

MDI applications
MenuEx control fully supports Multiple Document Interface (MDI) applications providing menu handling for MDI parent and child forms.

Full color customization
Numerous color properties ensure full visual customization, even to the smallest details, that will give your application your personal style.

Compatibility with Windows XP themes
MenuEx control will draw menu items correctly in accordance with any loaded Windows XP theme.

Custom highlight styles
About a decade of custom highlight styles are available to choose from, including gradients, sunken or raised borders etc.

Help text for each item
Each menu item can be assigned a string, that can be used to display help about the menu item when it is highlighted.

Control over the system menu
New menu items can easily be added or inserted into specific positions in the parent form's system menu and also can be removed at any time.

Background picture
Beyond any color customization, MenuEx control allows you to set a graphic to be displayed tiled, as background for drop-down and pop-up menus.

Custom checkmark icon
Replace the standard check mark for any checked menu items, with an image in the control's ImageList.

Radio checkmarks
Never was easier, to display checked menu items with a bullet bitmap instead of a check mark bitmap.

Possible Uses
- To customize the look of the menus in your VB applications
- To display Office-like menus with icons
- To display special menu items such as Headers, SideBars or Colors

Supported OS
Windows 7/Vista/XP/200x/NT/9x

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Name: MenuEx.ocx
Version: 2.4
Size: 596 KB
Price: $174.95



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