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Forums » Prof-UIS General Discussion » Closing menu on ribbon bar Collapse All
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Lester Oidka Mar 8, 2009 - 10:26 AM


I have tried to make an application which uses resource dlls and I’d like to switch them during runtime. It works but sometimes the menu opened from a ribbon bar button does not close and forces application to terminate.

I am looking in a way to terminate the menu before the language is switched. Calling the DestroyMenu seems to work just sometimes. If I add a delay it seems to work better - but do not want user to wait seconds for the swich. I just cant seem to find a way...

void TestApp::ChangeLanguage (UINT nID)
    CMenu * m = */this->m_wndRibbonBar.DestroyWindow();
    if (m) m->DestroyMenu();

Sleep (5000); // with this delay it works better

    int selectLanguage = nID - ID_MENUITEMLANGUAGE1;
    std::list<TACLanguageDll> listing = TACLanguageHandler::GetLanguageList();

    std::list<TACLanguageDll>::iterator it = listing.begin();

    for (int i = 0; i < selectLanguage; i++) it++;


    // update all controls on the main frame so the language specs are applied

    /// update other controls

Technical Support Mar 9, 2009 - 10:37 AM

Please invoke the following code:

   CExtToolControlBar::_CloseTrackingMenus(); // immediately close menus displayed by toolbars
            CExtPopupMenuWnd::CancelMenuTracking(); // cancel any context menus
            CExtToolControlBar::_CloseCustomMenusAll(); // close menu like popup windows displayed by ribbons