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For a popupmenu having submenu as shown below

the main popupmenu can be opened using

The user can move the cursor to "MainMenuItem2" to popup the submenu.

Is it possible to open up the mainmenu along with the submenu in opened state programmatically?

The reason for doing this is to have an option for the user to select the submenuitem/mainmenuitem in one single right click.
Posted 21-Jan-13 21:19pm
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Solution 1

I am not sure if it will work, but doing this should open the first SubMenu of the main menu:

CMenu* pPopup = mainmenu.GetSubMenu(0);
pPopup->TrackPopupMenu( TPM_LEFTALIGN, ptMousePos.x, ptMousePos.y, this );

Obviously, you would have to specify the coordinates where the SubMenu should open.

If you can compile your program with the latest MFC (with the feature pack) you could switch to CMFCPopupMenu[^]. It is much nicer, with an optional animation and has more methods
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Solution 2

Yes I can show only the submenu using the solution but,
sorry, my question was how to show a main-context-menu along with its sub-menu in a single right-click.

Anyway, I abandoned this feature altogether.

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