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How to programmatically access or modify the main menu, other bars, and ParentBarItems in WinForms Menu(MainFrameBarManager)?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: XPToolbar |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: February 10, 2020

Access or modify the main menu and baritems

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:


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


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.





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

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