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ML

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Inserting a PopMenu into The Menubar
« on: November 05, 2004, 07:50:32 PM »
Ok, I am stomped for now, so I will ask,

Does anyone know how to insert a Pulldown Menu into the menubar?

I was able to succesfully load my menu via VBA but I can not get it to insert into The Menbar no matter what I do.

Any help is really appreciated

Thank you

Mark

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Inserting a PopMenu into The Menubar
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2004, 08:10:25 PM »
Can you post what you have tried?

If you have reached the limit of the number of Puldowns, a new one won't be shown, I don't recall what that limit is.....

Anyway, once you have the PopupMenus collection, you can Add the menu, then AddMenuItems, then InsertInMenuBar.

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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2004, 08:48:06 PM »
Actually there is only 1 Pulldown involved,
I figured out how to access The Pulldown Menu Collection and I was playing with The InsertinMenuBar Property but I still had no luck inserting it. Here is the code so far

Thanks Jeff

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Sub Load_MyCompany_Menu()


Dim MenuGroup As AcadMenuGroup
Dim SelectedMenuGroup As String

Dim Retval As Variant


On Error Resume Next
                   
SelectedMenuGroup = "Path\Filename.mnc"


Set MenuGroup = ThisDrawing.Application.MenuGroups.Load(SelectedMenuGroup, False)


If MenuGroup Is Nothing Then
 Retval = MsgBox("The MyCompany menu is already loaded", vbInformation, "MyCompany")
 Exit Sub
Else
 Retval = MsgBox("The MyCompany menu has been successfully loaded", vbInformation, "Filename")
End If


End Sub

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Inserting a PopMenu into The Menubar
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2004, 10:44:57 PM »
Mark,
See if this helps you figure it out.....
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Sub addMenuToToolBar()
Dim MenuGroup As AcadMenuGroup
Dim MenuPops As AcadPopupMenu

Set MenuGroup = ThisDrawing.Application.MenuGroups.Item("Mymenu")
On Error Resume Next
MenuGroup.Menus.Add ("TestMenu") 'This is the name of a Popup in your menu
Set MenuPops = MenuGroup.Menus.Item("TestMenu")
On Error GoTo 0
MenuPops.InsertInMenuBar 12 'insert at spot 12 in the bar
End Sub

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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2004, 11:42:55 PM »
The limit for menu popus is 16 ...at least in menus, I have not tested the limit programmatically
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ML

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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2004, 09:18:02 AM »
Hey Keith

Not to doubt you, but are you sure about that ?
Oh, I think you are referring to 16 across tHe Menubar? If so, then I am sure you are right but The 999 I think is actual POP Menus Period.

ML

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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2004, 09:21:35 AM »
Cool, I will try it Jeff, thank you very much!

I see, I was getting The Collection but I wasn't telling VBA to add it to The POP Collection.

Mark

ML

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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2004, 09:46:14 AM »
My thinking is that we also need to declare a variable that will hold our current menus as well so that they are not overwritten. I learned that lesson when I did the support paths module.

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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2004, 10:50:50 AM »
Quote from: ML
Hey Keith

Not to doubt you, but are you sure about that ?
Oh, I think you are referring to 16 across tHe Menubar? If so, then I am sure you are right but The 999 I think is actual POP Menus Period.


You can have as many pop menus defined as you want, you could conceivably have a thousand or more... BUT,  AutoCAD will only display 16 on the menu bar when displayed through a defined MNU or MNS.

Outside of that, you simply exchange the pop menus for one another.
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ML

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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2004, 11:32:28 AM »
Ok then, what if one was a base menu and some were partial?
What you aresaying is that you can have only 16 across a menu bar.

What I was saying initially didn't involve the menu bar, it was genrally speaking about Pop Menus.

I think there is a limit of 999 but is that per menufile or in AutoCAD with all POP's combined?

Hey, we have deviated from VBA! We need to talk code in here  :D

Mark

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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2004, 11:34:58 AM »
God, just the thought of .mnu files annoys me LOL
I was someone told me early on that .mnu files were not necessary it would have saved me a lot of pain  :D

THe .mns file is all that needs to be backed up and saved as well.

Mark

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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2004, 11:59:18 AM »
Hi

Just for info, the below snippets come from the AutoCAD Online Help File [F1] -

<snip>
You can load and unload up to 8 partial menus and up to 16 Pop menus.
</snip>

<snip>
Pull-down menus are defined in the ***POP1 through ***POP499 menu sections, and shortcut menus are defined in the ***POP0 and ***POP500 through ***POP999 sections. A pull-down menu can contain up to 999 menu items. A shortcut menu can contain up to 499 menu items. Both limits include all menus in a hierarchy. If menu items in the menu file exceed these limits, AutoCAD ignores the extra items. If a pull-down or shortcut menu is longer than the available display space, it is truncated to fit.
</snip>

Have a good one, Mike

ML

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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2004, 12:17:46 PM »
Thanks Mike, that is good info.

Going back to VBA, I don't think the above code will work with the same module that is loading the menu.

It can be done but there needs to be a different method.


I am open to suggestions

Thank you

Mark

ML

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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2004, 08:14:46 PM »
Hey Jeff

I looked at your little code example above and it did help me to finally finish off what I was trying to do. I wanted to load a menugroup and insert a POP from it in The Menubar. So, I got it

I can post if anyone is interested?

Thank you

Mark

ML

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« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2004, 09:36:29 AM »
OK, I wanted to post this code as I have now finished it. I hope someone else will benefit from it. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Mark

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Sub Load_and_Insert_Menu()

Dim MenuGroup As AcadMenuGroup
Dim PopMenu As AcadPopupMenu

Dim SelectedMenuGroup As String, LoadedPopMenu As String

Dim Retval As Variant


On Error Resume Next


'This part Loads the menu
SelectedMenuGroup = "K:\Directory\Directory\Directory\Menufilename.mnc" '<--- Type in the path to your menufile here.
Set MenuGroup = ThisDrawing.Application.MenuGroups.Load(SelectedMenuGroup, False)

LoadedPopMenu = ("&Pulldown")'Type in the pulldown that you want in the menubar from the above loaded menu.You must include the accelerator (&) if one exists
Set PopMenu = MenuGroup.Menus.Item(LoadedPopMenu)
                   
'This part inserts the pulldown that you typed above in the menubar
PopMenu.InsertInMenuBar 10


If MenuGroup Is Nothing Then                                    
 Retval = MsgBox("The "pulldown Menuname" menu is already loaded", vbInformation, "Type whatever you want in the dialog box capion here")
 Exit Sub
Else
 Retval = MsgBox("The "pulldown Menuname"  menu has been successfully loaded", vbInformation, "Type whatever you want in the dialog box capion here")
 Exit Sub
End If

End Sub