Hide Table of Contents
AddMenuPopupItem3 Method (ISldWorks)

Obsolete. Superseded by ISldWorks::AddMenuPopupItem4.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function AddMenuPopupItem3( _
   ByVal DocumentType As System.Integer, _
   ByVal Cookie As System.Integer, _
   ByVal SelectType As System.Integer, _
   ByVal PopupItemName As System.String, _
   ByVal MenuCallback As System.String, _
   ByVal MenuEnableMethod As System.String, _
   ByVal HintString As System.String, _
   ByVal CustomNames As System.String _
) As System.Integer
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISldWorks
Dim DocumentType As System.Integer
Dim Cookie As System.Integer
Dim SelectType As System.Integer
Dim PopupItemName As System.String
Dim MenuCallback As System.String
Dim MenuEnableMethod As System.String
Dim HintString As System.String
Dim CustomNames As System.String
Dim value As System.Integer
value = instance.AddMenuPopupItem3(DocumentType, Cookie, SelectType, PopupItemName, MenuCallback, MenuEnableMethod, HintString, CustomNames)
System.int AddMenuPopupItem3( 
   System.int DocumentType,
   System.int Cookie,
   System.int SelectType,
   System.string PopupItemName,
   System.string MenuCallback,
   System.string MenuEnableMethod,
   System.string HintString,
   System.string CustomNames
System.int AddMenuPopupItem3( 
&   System.int DocumentType,
&   System.int Cookie,
&   System.int SelectType,
&   System.String^ PopupItemName,
&   System.String^ MenuCallback,
&   System.String^ MenuEnableMethod,
&   System.String^ HintString,
&   System.String^ CustomNames



Document type as defined by swDocumentTypes_e


Cookie specified as defined in ISwAddin::ConnectToSW


Selection type as defined in swSelectType_e


Description displayed on the shortcut menu


Function to be called when the user clicks your menu item (see description in ISldWorks::AddMenuItem4)


Optional function that controls the state of the menu item

If specified:

  • SOLIDWORKS calls this function before displaying the menu

  • Display of the menu item is controlled by the return value of MenuEnableMethod

If your method returns...



Deselects and disables the menu item.


Deselects and enables the menu item (this is the default menu state if no update function is specified)

2 Selects and disables the menu item

Selects and enables the menu item

4 Hides the menu item

Text to show in the SOLIDWORKS status bar when the user moves their mouse over this menu item; if you specify a HintString, it must be preceded by a comma

Semi-colon separated list of the names of the custom feature types; this argument is applicable only if SelectType is a custom feature type (like swSelATTRIBUTES); in the case of swSelATTRIBUTES, set this field to the name of the attribute definition

Return Value

SOLIDWORKS runtime command ID or -1 if the method fails


Use the at-sign (@) as a separator in PopupItemName to create a submenu. Enclosing PopupItemName in the double quotes (") adds a separator menu item.


For example, specifying:

  • Edge adds Edge to the shortcut menu

  • Edge@Color adds a submenu Edge and Color to the submenu Edge

  • Edge@Appearance@Color adds the submenu Edge, the submenu Appearance to the submenu Edge, and Color to the submenu Appearance

  • "Edge@" adds the submenu Edge and a separator to it

  • "Edge@Appearance@" adds the submenu Edge to the shortcut menu, the submenu Appearance to the submenu Edge, and a separator to the submenu Appearance


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2009 FCS, Revision Number 17.0

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   AddMenuPopupItem3 Method (ISldWorks)
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: API Help (English only) 2015 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.