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The GetMenuDefaultItem function determines the default menu item on the specified menu.

UINT GetMenuDefaultItem(

    HMENU hMenu,


    UINT fByPos,


    UINT gmdiFlags



Handle to the menu for which to retrieve the default menu item.
Value specifying whether to retrieve the menu itemís identifier or its position. If this parameter is FALSE, the identifier is returned. Otherwise, the position is returned.
Value specifying how the function searches for menu items. This parameter can be zero or more of the following values:




Specifies that if the default item is one that opens a submenu, the function is to search recursively in the corresponding submenu. If the submenu has no default item, the return value identifies the item that opens the submenu.

By default, the function returns the first default item on the specified menu, regardless of whether it is an item that opens a submenu.


Specifies that the function is to return a default item, even if it is disabled.

By default, the function skips disabled or grayed items.

Return Values

If the function succeeds, the return value is the identifier or position of the menu item.

If the function fails, the return value is - 1. To get extended error information, call GetLastError.

See Also


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