Sets all menu items at one time.


#include "ltwrappr.h"

virtual L_INT LAnnotation::SetAutoMenuState(nObjectType, pEnable, pEnableFlags, uBits, uFlags)


L_INT nObjectType

Constant that specifies an object's type. If the object calling this function is an automation object, the menu items for all objects of type nObjectType will be enabled or disabled based on pEnableFlags and pEnable. For descriptions of possible object types, refer to Types of Annotations.

L_UCHAR * pEnable

An array of bit flags that specify whether to enable or disable the corresponding menu item specified in pEnableFlags. The bits in the pEnable array are ordered just like the bits in the pEnableFlags array. Therefore, if you wish to display the ANNAUTOTEXT_MENU_CUT menu item, you must make sure that pEnableFlags[0] & 0x40 == 1 is true, and that pEnable[0] & 0x40 == 1 is also true.

L_UCHAR * pEnableFlags

An array of bit flags that specify the menu items to change. The bits are ordered from most significant to least significant. Therefore, pEnableFlags[0] contains flags for menu items 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. This corresponds to:

For example, if you wish to change the setting for ANNAUTOTEXT_MENU_CUT, make sure pEnableFlags[0] & 0x40 == 1 is true.

L_UINT uBits

Number of bits in the pEnableFlags and pEnable arrays. The number of bytes pointed to by pEnable and pEnableFlags can be determined using the following equation: Bytes = (uBits + 7) / 8.

L_UINT uFlags

Flags that determine which objects to process. Most of the flags apply only to container objects. You can combine values when appropriate by using a bitwise OR ( | ). The following are valid values:

Value Meaning
0 Process only the specified object.
ANNFLAG_SELECTED [0x0001] Process only objects that have the selected property set to TRUE. For getting and setting the selected property, use the LAnnotation::IsSelected and LAnnotation::SetSelected functions.
ANNFLAG_NOTTHIS [0x0004] Process only one level of objects within the specified container, not the container itself. If there are containers within the container, they are modified, but the objects within them are not.
ANNFLAG_RECURSE [0x0008] Process objects within a container, and within any subcontainers, down to any level.
ANNFLAG_NOTCONTAINER [0x0002] (Used with ANNFLAG_RECURSE) Process objects within containers, not the containers themselves.
ANNFLAG_NOINVALIDATE [0x0010] Do not invalidate the affected rectangle in the window. Use this to avoid generating unwanted paint messages.


Value Meaning
SUCCESS The function was successful.
< 1 An error occurred. Refer to Return Codes.


If a bit in the pEnableFlags array is set to 1, then the corresponding bit in the pEnable array determines whether the corresponding menu item will be displayed or not. If the corresponding bit in pEnable is one, the menu item will be displayed, provided the menu item string is not NULL. If the corresponding bit in pEnable is 0, the corresponding menu item will not be displayed.

If a bit in pEnableFlags is 0, the corresponding bit in pEnable is ignored, and the menu item is displayed or not displayed based on the default behavior.

Required DLLs and Libraries


Win32, x64.

See Also




//This example uses the following member variables: 
// LAnnotationWindow m_AnnotationWindow 
// m_AnnotationWindow should be created and initialized (using CreateWnd) prior to the example 
L_INT LAnnotation_SetAutoMenuStateExample() 
   L_UCHAR pEnableFlags[2]; 
   L_UCHAR pEnable[2]; 
   L_UCHAR resultFlag; 
   L_UINT uBits = 16;  
   L_UCHAR result; 
   L_TCHAR cs[256]; 
   LAnnAutomation *phAutoObject; 
   LAnnotationWindow m_AnnotationWindow; 
   phAutoObject = &m_AnnotationWindow.GetAutomationObject(); 
   //Get the menu state for Note objects 
   phAutoObject->GetAutoMenuState(ANNOBJECT_NOTE, pEnable, pEnableFlags, uBits); 
   //0x40 represents the Cut menu item.  
   //Therefore test to see if the 0x40 flag has been set in pEnableFlags,  
   //indicating a change from its default behavior. 
   resultFlag = pEnableFlags[0] & 0x40; 
   if (resultFlag == 0x40) // The flag for the Cut menu item has been set 
      AfxMessageBox(TEXT("pEnableFlags is set"));   
      // Check to see if the same flag has been set in pEnable 
      result = pEnable[0] & 0x40; 
      if (result == 0x40) // The enable flag has been set, the menu item is enabled. 
         AfxMessageBox(TEXT("The menu item was enabled. It will be disabled.")); 
         pEnable[0] = 0x00; 
         phAutoObject->SetAutoMenuState(ANNOBJECT_NOTE, pEnable, pEnableFlags, uBits, 0); 
      else // The enable flag was not set, the menu item is disabled.  
         AfxMessageBox(TEXT("The menu item was disabled. It will be enabled.")); 
         pEnable[0] = 0x40; 
         phAutoObject->SetAutoMenuState(ANNOBJECT_NOTE, pEnable, pEnableFlags, uBits, 0); 
   else // The flag for the Cut menu item was not set. Set it and disable the Cut menu item. 
      pEnableFlags[0] = 0x40; 
      pEnable[0] = 0; 
      wsprintf (cs, TEXT("The value of pEnableFlags[0] is %X.\n"), pEnableFlags[0]); 
      phAutoObject->SetAutoMenuState(ANNOBJECT_NOTE, pEnable, pEnableFlags, uBits, 0); 
   return SUCCESS; 
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