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

Posted on 2001-06-06
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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?
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Question by:eluper
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by:Microsoft
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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

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by:JonFish85
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I believe that eluper wants a shortcut key like Ctrl+S and such. Am I correct?
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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 : )
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by:eluper
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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
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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
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Thanks for the link.  It was funny that the linked message progressed in the same manner as this one.

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Thanks for the link.  It was funny that the linked message progressed in the same manner as this one.

Eric
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Thank you for the points!

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