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How to programmatically access/modify the main menu, other bars, and ParentBarItems?

 

Accessing the designer generated Bar or ParentBarItem components through code and modifying them may not have any effect. Instead of that it is better to get hold of a Bar’s "Merged Equivalent" which is internally created by a merge of the MDIParent’s Bar and all the MDIChildren, if there is any. Please refer the below code snippet which illustrates this:

C#

Bar bi=this.mainFrameBarManager1.GetMergedEquivalent(this.bar1,this.bar1);

VB

Dim bi As Bar=Me.mainFrameBarManager1.GetMergedEquivalent(Me.bar1,Me.bar1)

There is also a shortcut, MainMenuBar property exposed in the MainFrameBarManager that will provide easier access to the merged main-menu-bar.

C#

this.mainFrameBarManager1.MainMenuBar.Items.Add(parentWindowMenu);

VB

Me.mainFrameBarManager1.MainMenuBar.Items.Add(parentWindowMenu)

Sample:

http://help.syncfusion.com/support/samples/KB/Tools.Windows/Tprog/prog.zip

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
1141 04/30/2011 07/10/2014 WinForms XPToolbar
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