Menu bars

Figure 1. Menu bar configuration

The Symbian platform uses MENU_BAR resources to create the Options menu, when a mobile device user selects the Options softkey. The options that appear above the softkeys are determined by CBA resources. The MENU_BAR resources map the text that appears in the Options menu with commands that are collected by the event loop of the application framework and delivered to your application for command handling.

As the above figure illustrates, in menu bars, different elements in the Options menu are declared in a series of resource statements. For information on declaring resources for menu bars, see Menu bar resource statements.

Access to menus is provided through the Options Menu API.