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AddMenu Method (ISldWorks)

Adds a menu item to a SOLIDWORKS menu for DLL applications.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function AddMenu( _
   ByVal DocType As System.Integer, _
   ByVal Menu As System.String, _
   ByVal Position As System.Integer _
) As System.Integer
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As ISldWorks
Dim DocType As System.Integer
Dim Menu As System.String
Dim Position As System.Integer
Dim value As System.Integer
value = instance.AddMenu(DocType, Menu, Position)
System.int AddMenu( 
   System.int DocType,
   System.string Menu,
   System.int Position
System.int AddMenu( 
&   System.int DocType,
&   System.String^ Menu,
&   System.int Position



Document type to add the menu item as defined by swDocumentTypes_e

Name of menu item to add, including any parent menu names, e.g., subMenuString@menuString

Specifies the position at which to add the new menu item; 0 specifies the first position; if Position is 1, then the new menu item is added to the bottom of the parent menu (see Remarks)

Return Value

1 if menu item was successfully added, 0 if failure


If the name of a parent menu is not specified in Menu, then:

  • the menu item appears on the Tools menu below the XPress products menu item.
  • Position is ignored.

Menus items are automatically created at the end of the parent menu when using ISldWorks::AddMenuItem3. Therefore, if your menu structure is created in order using sequential calls to SldWorks::AddMenuItem3, then all the menu items are positioned based on their order of creation.

This method is only required when a menu needs to be placed into an existing menu at a specific position.

Read about Add-in Shortcut Menus.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 99, datecode 1999207

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