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CreateFlyoutGroup Method (ICommandManager)

Creates a new flyout in the CommandManager and context-sensitive menus.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function CreateFlyoutGroup( _
   ByVal UserID As System.Integer, _
   ByVal Title As System.String, _
   ByVal ToolTip As System.String, _
   ByVal Hint As System.String, _
   ByVal SmallIcon As System.String, _
   ByVal LargeIcon As System.String, _
   ByVal SmallImageList As System.String, _
   ByVal LargeImageList As System.String, _
   ByVal CallbackFunction As System.String, _
   ByVal UpdateCallbackFunction As System.String _
) As FlyoutGroup
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ICommandManager
Dim UserID As System.Integer
Dim Title As System.String
Dim ToolTip As System.String
Dim Hint As System.String
Dim SmallIcon As System.String
Dim LargeIcon As System.String
Dim SmallImageList As System.String
Dim LargeImageList As System.String
Dim CallbackFunction As System.String
Dim UpdateCallbackFunction As System.String
Dim value As FlyoutGroup
value = instance.CreateFlyoutGroup(UserID, Title, ToolTip, Hint, SmallIcon, LargeIcon, SmallImageList, LargeImageList, CallbackFunction, UpdateCallbackFunction)
FlyoutGroup CreateFlyoutGroup( 
   System.int UserID,
   System.string Title,
   System.string ToolTip,
   System.string Hint,
   System.string SmallIcon,
   System.string LargeIcon,
   System.string SmallImageList,
   System.string LargeImageList,
   System.string CallbackFunction,
   System.string UpdateCallbackFunction
FlyoutGroup^ CreateFlyoutGroup( 
&   System.int UserID,
&   System.String^ Title,
&   System.String^ ToolTip,
&   System.String^ Hint,
&   System.String^ SmallIcon,
&   System.String^ LargeIcon,
&   System.String^ SmallImageList,
&   System.String^ LargeImageList,
&   System.String^ CallbackFunction,
&   System.String^ UpdateCallbackFunction



Unique, user-defined ID for the new flyout


Name of the flyout to create


ToolTip for the new flyout


Text displayed in SolidWorks status bar when a user's mouse pointer is over the flyout

Path to the small bitmap or PNG used in the flyout
Path to the large bitmap or PNG used in the flyout
Path to the bitmap or PNG containing all of the small button and separator images for this flyout
Path to the bitmap or PNG containing all of the large button and separator images for this flyout

Function to call when the flyout is selected

Optional update function that controls the state of the item; if specified, then SolidWorks calls this function before displaying the item (see Remarks)

If this update function returns...


Then the SolidWorks software...


Disables the item


Enables the item; this is the default state if no update function is specified

Return Value




After creating the flyout, display it on a CommandManager tab by calling ICommandTabBox::AddCommands. Call IFlyoutGroup::AddContextMenuFlyout to add it to context menus. Call IFlyoutGroup::AddCommandItem to add menu items to the flyout group.

If any flyout menu items are enabled, then the flyout button cannot be disabled by the flyout group's UpdateCallbackFunction. The sensitivity of the top-level flyout button is always determined by its enabled menu items. Disabled flyout menu items do not appear in the flyout menu. If there are no flyout menu items, then control of the top-level flyout button is returned to the flyout group's UpdateCallbackFunction.


See Also


SolidWorks 2011 FCS, Revision Number 19.0

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