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Does anyone know how to create shortcut Keys to the API dynamic menu on the Userform? For example: I have a item "New" on the menu and I want to assign the shortcut Ctrl+N to it and "Ctrl+N" will sit beside "New" on the menu.

I have attached my file

Thanks
API-Custom-Menu.xls
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by:danaseaman
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Append it to the Caption separated by vbTab and it should be recognized as a Shortcut.
"New" & vbTab & "Ctrl+N"
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by:eyeweyew
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danaseaman,

Ok, so now it aligns properly on the menu. Thanks for that!

But how can I assign the the actual short key so when the user press Ctrl with N, it will call a certain Sub.
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You need to store the accelerators somewhere and subclass WM_MENUCHAR message of your Menu.
This is just an example and will have to be modified depending on which subclass code you implement.



    Case WM_MENUCHAR
         ' Check that this is my menu:
         lFlag = wParam \ &H10000
         If ((lFlag And MF_SYSMENU) <> MF_SYSMENU) Then
            hMenu = lParam
            iChar = (wParam And &HFFFF&)
            Debug.Print "WM_MENUCHAR", hMenu, Chr$(iChar)
            ' See if this corresponds to an accelerator on the menu:
            lR = pvParseMenuChar(hMenu, iChar)
            If lR > 0 Then
               bHandled = True
               lReturn = lR
            End If
         End If
         If Not bHandled Then
            'ISubclass_WindowProc = CallOldWindowProc(hWnd, iMsg, wParam, lParam)
            lReturn = ssc_CallOrigWndProc(lng_hWnd, uMsg, wParam, lParam)
         End If
 
Private Function pvParseMenuChar( _
   ByVal hMenu As Long, _
   ByVal iChar As Long) As Long
 
   Dim lPos             As Long
   Dim i                As Long
   Dim iModifier        As Long
 
   iModifier = GetShiftMask
   Debug.Print "iChar Before", iChar
   If iChar > 96 Then
      iChar = iChar - 32 'LCase to UCase
   ElseIf iChar < 65 Then
      iChar = iChar + 64 'Ctrl to Ucase
   End If
 
   Debug.Print "iChar After", iChar
 
   For i = 0 To UBound(MenuID)
      If MenuID(i).hMenu = hMenu Then
         If MenuID(i).ShortcutKey = iChar Then
            If MenuID(i).ShortcutModifier = iModifier Then
               pvParseMenuChar = &H20000 + MenuID(i).Position - 1
               Exit Function
            End If
         End If
      End If
   Next
 
End Function

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by:eyeweyew
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danaseaman:

Don't really understand how to implement this. Could you provide me a simple macro which has this in it? So I can try to figure out how it works.

Your help would be appreciated!
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by:danaseaman
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For subclassing you can use the one from VbAccelerator.com

SubClassing With The SSubTmr6 DLL
http://www.cpearson.com/excel/SubclassingWithSSubTmr6.htm 

When Popmenu is created you will need to store the handle and shortcuts in an array or collection.
I store the Ascii character value, Shift state, and menu item position which is later searched when you receive msg WM_MENUCHAR.
Note: GetShiftMask gets current kybd shift state and that is compared to shift state of your accelerator.

I don't have plug-in code that will work in Excel.
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