Generic Menu Handler

The menu facility uses the host system's menu handler if one exists; otherwise, it uses ACUCOBOL-GT's own generic menu handler. The generic menu handler accommodates character-based systems and gives you a large measure of control over the appearance of the menu and its submenus.

Of the host systems currently supported, only Windows and Windows NT have their own menu handlers. This section describes the generic menu handler provided with ACUCOBOL-GT, and notes how the Windows menu handlers differ from it.

The generic menu handler displays the main menu bar horizontally along the top of the screen. The main menu bar can take one of two forms: static or pop-up.