Solved

How do you set a menu item's shortcut key at run time?

Posted on 2001-06-06
9
189 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
According to MS documentation the shortcut property is not available at run time.  Is there any way to set a menu item's shortcut key at run time that is not documented?
0
Comment
Question by:eluper
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +2
9 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Microsoft
ID: 6160386
go to properties

type &f

eg

&file would give you a short cut key of F with a bar below it to indicate that its a short cut key and it would also make the word

file with a bar under the F

this should answer your undocumented question

0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:JonFish85
ID: 6160459
I believe that eluper wants a shortcut key like Ctrl+S and such. Am I correct?
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:glass_cookie
ID: 6160535
Hi!

Here's just a suggestion.  Make your shortcut keys something like "Alt+Y" RATHER then "Ctrl+Y" for example.  From there, you could use a command button, make it's caption "&Y", top=-1000, Tabstop = False.

Hee's the code to set the caption to Alt+[Whatever]:

MyMenu.Caption = "Unload"
MyMenu: MyMenu.Caption = MyMenu.Caption + Chr$(9) + "Alt+X"
'Remember also to change to command button's caption after setting shortcut:
MyCommandButton.Caption  = "&X"

The above code would set the menu, MyMenu, to something like:

----------------------
  Unload   Alt+X
----------------------

That's it!

glass cookie : )
0
[Live Webinar] The Cloud Skills Gap

As Cloud technologies come of age, business leaders grapple with the impact it has on their team's skills and the gap associated with the use of a cloud platform.

Join experts from 451 Research and Concerto Cloud Services on July 27th where we will examine fact and fiction.

 

Author Comment

by:eluper
ID: 6160589
JonFish85,
You are correct. I am looking for Ctrl+S, etc...

glass cookie,
Thanks for the suggestion but i really would like to use the (ctrl+) style
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:Microsoft
ID: 6160834
Hey John,

go search the questions list ive submitted points for you 25pnts.

you havent collected them yet.

subject title = POINTS FOR JONFISH95

cheers
Andy
0
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
ameba earned 200 total points
ID: 6161877
0
 

Author Comment

by:eluper
ID: 6163707
Thanks for the link.  It was funny that the linked message progressed in the same manner as this one.

Eric
0
 

Author Comment

by:eluper
ID: 6163713
Thanks for the link.  It was funny that the linked message progressed in the same manner as this one.

Eric
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:ameba
ID: 6163933
Thank you for the points!

Bruno
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you have ever used Microsoft Word then you know that it has a good spell checker and it may have occurred to you that the ability to check spelling might be a nice piece of functionality to add to certain applications of yours. Well the code that…
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month6 days, 17 hours left to enroll

622 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question