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AddMenuPopupItem4 Method (ISldWorks)

Adds a menu item, or submenu and menu item, to shortcut menus of entities of the specified type in documents of the specified type.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function AddMenuPopupItem4( _
   ByVal DocumentType As System.Integer, _
   ByVal Cookie As System.Integer, _
   ByVal SelectType As System.String, _
   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.String
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.AddMenuPopupItem4(DocumentType, Cookie, SelectType, PopupItemName, MenuCallback, MenuEnableMethod, HintString, CustomNames)
System.int AddMenuPopupItem4( 
   System.int DocumentType,
   System.int Cookie,
   System.string SelectType,
   System.string PopupItemName,
   System.string MenuCallback,
   System.string MenuEnableMethod,
   System.string HintString,
   System.string CustomNames
System.int AddMenuPopupItem4( 
&   System.int DocumentType,
&   System.int Cookie,
&   System.String^ SelectType,
&   System.String^ PopupItemName,
&   System.String^ MenuCallback,
&   System.String^ MenuEnableMethod,
&   System.String^ HintString,
&   System.String^ CustomNames



Document type as defined by swDocumentTypes_e


Cookie as defined in ISwAddin::ConnectToSW


Selection type as returned by IFeature::GetTypeName2


Description displayed on the shortcut menu


Function to call when this menu item is selected  (see Remarks)


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 MenuEnableMethod 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)


Selects and disables the menu item


Selects and enables the menu item


Hides the menu item

(see Remarks)
Text to show in the SOLIDWORKS status bar when the user moves a mouse over this menu item

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

Return Value

SOLIDWORKS runtime command ID or -1 if the method fails


See Add-in Callback and Enable Methods to learn how to specify MenuCallback and MenuEnableMethod.

Call this method for every unique set of DocumentType and SelectType in whose menus you want this menu item to display.


Use the at-sign (@) in PopupItemName to create a submenu. To add a separator bar after a menu item, append an at-sign to PopupItemName and enclose PopupItemName in double quotes (") .


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 bar to it

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


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2011 FCS, Revision Number 19.0

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