Solved

Access 2007 - using shortcut / right click command bars

Posted on 2007-11-19
5
3,190 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-28
I have used shortcut menus fine in access 2003 where it allows you to set these up manually. From looking through the posts it looks like you can add these in code and looks like you only need to run code once to set up.

However I can't find the right code to set up - looks like it relates to CommandBars.Add and then adding controls to this but I cannot get right code without an error.

Does anyone have the code to set up a shortcut menu which I can then select in the shortcut menu bar Property on a control on a form.

I would like to set up a shortcut with say 3 items to select - Ideally I would like one of these to run a function.
0
Comment
Question by:donhannam
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:MrXmas
ID: 20317504
donhannam,

Here's some code that I've been using.  

My toolbar is called "Novitas Tools"  (it's the name of a large application I wrote).  The code first removes the toolbar if it's there, then adds the buttons one by one.  Change the lines NewBtn.OnAction =  to reference your subroutine name.

Hope this is what you were looking for.

--Jim Christmas
Sub NovitasToolbar()
 
Dim ctlPop As CommandBarPopup
Dim ctl As CommandBarControl
Dim NewBtn As CommandBarButton
Dim strPlatform As String
 
    On Error GoTo Exit_Toolbars
 
    'Remove Existing
 
    For Each ctl In Application.CommandBars("Menu Bar").Controls
        If ctl.Caption = "Novitas Tools" Then ctl.Delete
    Next ctl
 
    Set ctlPop = Application.CommandBars("Menu Bar").Controls.Add(msoControlPopup, , , , True)
    ctlPop.Caption = "Novitas Tools"
        
    Set NewBtn = ctlPop.Controls.Add(msoControlButton)
    NewBtn.Caption = "Lookup a Novitas &User"
    NewBtn.OnAction = "LaunchWhoIs"
    NewBtn.FaceId = 362
    
    Set NewBtn = ctlPop.Controls.Add(msoControlButton)
    NewBtn.Caption = "&Calculator"
    NewBtn.OnAction = "LaunchCalc"
    NewBtn.FaceId = 283
    
    Set NewBtn = ctlPop.Controls.Add(msoControlButton)
    NewBtn.Caption = "Calen&dar"
    NewBtn.OnAction = "LaunchCalendar"
    NewBtn.FaceId = 1106
    
    Set NewBtn = ctlPop.Controls.Add(msoControlButton)
    NewBtn.Caption = "Send &eMail"
    NewBtn.OnAction = "LaunchContextEMail"
    NewBtn.FaceId = 262
    
    If GetLoginID = "JCHRIS1" Then
        Set NewBtn = ctlPop.Controls.Add(msoControlButton)
        NewBtn.Caption = "&Administration Console"
        NewBtn.OnAction = "LaunchAdmin"
        NewBtn.FaceId = 2144
    End If
    
    Exit Sub
Exit_Toolbars:
    If Err Then Err.Clear
    
End Sub

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:donhannam
ID: 20317691
Jim,

Tried this - ran without errors but cannot get to work as a shortcut menu.

By playing around a bit managed to get to display on shortcut menu bar list dropdown but when right clicked there was nothing in the list.

Is this for shortcuts or is it for toolbars or menu bars?.

Appreciate any help

Thanks

Don.
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
MrXmas earned 250 total points
ID: 20317710
DonHannam,

Sorry.  That's for menu bars.  I launch everything from the code in the subs.  

--Jim Christmas
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:donhannam
ID: 31410046
Not what I was looking for but have used part of code for other uses.
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Regardless of which version on MS Access you are using, one of the harder data-entry forms to create is one where most data from previous entries needs to be appended to new records, especially when there are numerous fields and records involved.  W…
It’s been over a month into 2017, and there is already a sophisticated Gmail phishing email making it rounds. New techniques and tactics, have given hackers a way to authentically impersonate your contacts.How it Works The attack works by targeti…
In Microsoft Access, learn how to “cascade” or have the displayed data of one combo control depend upon what’s entered in another. Base the dependent combo on a query for its row source: Add a reference to the first combo on the form as criteria i…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

821 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