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David Duffy

Run Time Sub Menu Gap

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Hi all,
In my Delphi XE application I have a main menu and some of the menu items have a sub menu.


The sub menus that are created at design time are aligned to the parent menu item correctly, but the ones I create in code always have a gap between the menu item and the sub menu.


Is there some other property of the sub menu items I need to set apart from owner and parent to get them to display correctly?

Submenu Gap.png

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It would help if you showed the code that you tried.


You could also create one sub-menu at design-time, then look at the text view of the .dfm to see all the properties it sets to give you a clue.

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Here's the code:

procedure TfmMain.UpdateHelpMenu;
  MI: TMenuItem;
  x: Integer;
  while mnShortcutList.Count > 0 do
  for x := 0 to Prefs.Shortcuts.Count-1 do
    MI := TMenuItem.Create(mnShortcutList);
    MI.Caption := Prefs.Shortcuts[x].HelpCaption;
    MI.ShortCut := Prefs.Shortcuts[x].Shortcut;


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Ah! TAdvMainMenu! That explains it. I was thinking that didn't look like the regular TMainMenu. My attempt to replicate it also failed.

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