How to make menus pop up in a certain distance of the mouse?

  • I know how to use the method below to create a popup menu:

    c4d.gui.ShowPopupDialog(cd, bc, x, y, flags=POPUP_RIGHT|POPUP_EXECUTECOMMANDS)
    (x (int) – Popup X position in screen pixels, or c4d.MOUSEPOS to popup where the cursor is.
    y (int) – Popup Y position in screen pixels, or c4d.MOUSEPOS to popup where the cursor is.)

    I want the menu to popup at a position like this:x=c4d.mousepos+200,y=c4d.mousepos+200

    but it do not work. is there a way?

    thank you very much!

  • Hi @milkliu first of all welcome in the plugincafe.

    I would like to point you to Q&A New Functionality.

    While your idea is correct to add 200, c4d.mousepos is actually a constant and not a real value. So if you want to offset the position you have to first, retrieve the position with GetInputState.

    import c4d
    def main():
        IDM_MENU1 = c4d.FIRST_POPUP_ID
        IDM_MENU2 = c4d.FIRST_POPUP_ID+1
        menu = c4d.BaseContainer()
        menu.InsData(IDM_MENU1, 'Item 1')
        menu.InsData(IDM_MENU2, 'Item 2')
        state = c4d.BaseContainer()
        c4d.gui.GetInputState(c4d.BFM_INPUT_MOUSE, c4d.BFM_INPUT_MOUSELEFT, state)
        x = state.GetInt32(c4d.BFM_INPUT_X) + 200
        y = state.GetInt32(c4d.BFM_INPUT_Y) + 200
        result = c4d.gui.ShowPopupDialog(cd=None, bc=menu, x=x, y=y)
    # Execute main()
    if __name__=='__main__':

    If you have any question, please let me know.

  • @m_adam wow!
    I did what you say,it works!!
    you are so cool!!
    thank you very much!!!