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Modifying the System Menu in C++ with MFC

Did you know that you can modify the Windows system menu from C++ using MFC? In this article Ben shows you exactly how to do it.

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By: Ben Watson
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January 01, 2003
  1. · Modifying the System Menu in C++ with MFC
  2. · Modifying the System Menu in C with MFC
  3. · Conclusion

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Modifying the System Menu in C++ with MFC - Conclusion
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Modifying the system menu in this way has limited application, but it is sometimes useful for small applications and utilities that have an otherwise limited menu structure. It can be useful for commands you want to be easily accessible from the taskbar -- when a program is in the background or minimized, right-clicking on it's icon on the taskbar will bring up the system menu.

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