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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.
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Question by:donhannam
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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

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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.
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MrXmas earned 750 total points
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DonHannam,

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

--Jim Christmas
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by:donhannam
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Not what I was looking for but have used part of code for other uses.
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