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CDMenuPro supports the creation of submenus:
Inserting a submenu into a menu page.
Select "Submenu- insert new submenu... or click on the corresponding button on the object bar. A dialog window in which the sub-menu name is entered opens. Give your sub-menu a clear and descriptive name and click on OK.
The following objects are automatically inserted into the submenu:
The button type and its lettering can be changed to whatever you want. The text is meant to aid the menu designer and can be deleted.
Opening a sub-menu for editing
Select the following from the menu bar "Sub-menu - open sub-menu page..." or double click on the icon of the sub-menu page in the sub-menu display.
Update and display submenu view
Select the following from the menu bar "Sub-menu - sub-menu view" or "Sub-menu - up-date submenu view...".
If you want to create a large number of similar sub-menu pages, you can define any submenu page to serve as a template. If a new menu page is inserted into the project, the template's settings and objects are adopted. Select the following from the menu bar: "Sub-menu - define sub-menu template...", then highlight the submenus in the list that you would like to serve as templates. Now click on the button marked “Use as template”.
Deleting a sub-menu page
As soon as a button that is linked to a submenu is deleted, that sub-menu is deleted from the sub-menu view and the list of sub-menus. The sub-menu's Ini file, however, is not deleted and must be deleted by hand with the help of Windows Explorer where necessary.
Linking a sub-menu page by hand
If you have already created a sub-menu page and would like to insert another menu page, you can proceed as follows:
The following example shows you how to create a multi-page menu:
The first step is to drag a "Sub-menu" button into the main menu page from the vertical toolbar (see below); this sub-menu is named English.
This is then repeated for the "Italian" and "German" sub-menus.
In order to check the menu structure and to be able to insert a further sub-menu into a sub-menu, please proceed as follows:
Click on the "Sub-menus" registry bottom left in the CDMenuPro Editor. The menu tree is displayed. In our example, you will see the sub-menus for "English", "German" and "Italian".
Double click on one of the sub-menus in the sub-menu tree (in our example on "English.ini"). The sub-menu is opened as an additional window in the Editor.
Now you can insert a sub-menu for "Product A", "Product B" and "Product C" into the "English.ini" sub-menu.
Double click on the "German.ini" page in the menu tree. The "German.ini" sub-menu is opened as an additional window. As described above, insert the sub-menus for "Product A", "Product B" and "Product C". Now do the same for the "Italian.ini" sub-page.
Opening a sub-menu for editing
First open the sub-menu view by clicking on the "Sub-menu" registry (bottom left in the Editor). Now double click on the sub-menu that you would like to open.
Closing a sub-menu
In the Editor's right-hand display, click on the terminate cross in the title bar of the sub-menu window.
The CDMenuPro Editor supports the creation of menu systems with a maximum nesting depth of 4 menu levels (main menu and three submenu levels). 25 sub-menu pages can be inserted into each menu page.