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Microsoft KB Archive/104241

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Article ID: 104241

Article Last Modified on 12/2/2003


  • The ClassWizard, when used with:
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 1.0 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 1.5 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 1.51
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 1.52 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Learning Edition
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 2.0 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 2.1
    • Microsoft Visual C++ 4.0 Professional Edition

This article was previously published under Q104241


The menu IDs of a menu created with App Studio, or Developer Studio in Visual C++ version 4.0, do not appear in the ClassWizard Object IDs window when a CDialog, CDialog-derived, CFormView, or CFormView-derived class is selected in the ClassWizard Class Name combo box. However, the IDs do appear when other classes, such as a program's CWinApp-derived class, are selected.


This is by design. ClassWizard associates only one class with a resource. Follow the steps below to associate the menu IDs with a particular class.


Below are the steps that allow the developer to see the menu IDs in the Object IDs list when a CFormview or CDialog class is selected within ClassWizard.

  1. Go to App Studio or Developer Studio and select the desired menu.
  2. Press CTRL+W or choose the ClassWizard toolbar button.
  3. For Visual C++ for Windows or Visual C++, 32-bit Edition, version 2.x, choose "Select Class" when the ClassWizard dialog box "Add Class" is displayed. (For Visual C++, 32-bit Edition, version 4.0, the "MFC ClassWizard" dialog box is displayed.)
  4. Select the CDialog, CDialog-derived, CFormView, or CFormView-derived class from the "Class Name" list. The menu IDs will be displayed in the Object IDs list.


One example of when this problem occurs is when a menu is attached to a dialog, through the menu selection box in the dialog properties sheet, and an attempt is made to create handlers for the menu items in the dialog class. Upon building the project, the menu will be visible in the dialog box, but the menu item IDs are not available in ClassWizard. Therefore, no command handlers can be created for these menu items. As stated above, it is necessary to invoke ClassWizard with the menu visible in the Resource Editor to properly associate these menu items with the dialog class.

In Visual C++ version 1.5 and above, the Message Maps tab needs to be in the fore because ClassWizard is a tabbed dialog box in these versions.

Keywords: kbprb kbwizard KB104241