This project will show you how to set up a menu with main "File", "Edit", "View" and "Help" options. It will also have submenu options "Open", "Close" and "Exit" under the File option.

Start the MSEide+MSEgui program.

Start a new project from template.

Click on the "tmainmenuwidget" on the Widget tab. Click for image

Click on the uper left area of the form to place the menu widget. image

Click to expand the "menu" tree of the "twidgetmainmenu" in the object inspector. image

Scroll down and click to expand the "menu" item of the tmenuitem. image

Scroll down and set the submenu.count to 4. image

Click to expand the submenu.count. image

Click to expand item 0. image

Set the item 0 caption to "File". image

Click to collapse item 0. image

Repeat the process to set the captions of items 1, 2 and 3 to Edit, View and Help. image

Click the right edge of the tmainmenuwidget on the form and drag it to the right so it shows on 1 line. image

Click Target -> Continue or press F9 to execute the menu project. image

Click the upper right close (X) button to exit the program and return to the ide. image

In the object inspector set the "File" menu item submenu.count to 3. image

Repeat the process used when setting the "File", "Edit", "View" and "Help" items to set the "File" submenu items to "Open", "Close" and "Exit". image

Click to expand the item 2 "Exit" menu item option. image

Set the item 2 "Exit" onexecute handler to "exitonexecute". image

Press the enter key twice (or press F12) to switch the focus to the program code. Enter "Close" in the exitonexecute procedure. image

Click on Target -> Continue or press F9 to execute the menu project. image

Click on File -> Exit to exit the menu project and return to the ide. image

You should now be back in the ide. image

All Done!