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AddMenuPopupIcon Method (IFrame)

Adds an icon to a context-sensitive menu of a C++ SolidWorks add-in.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function AddMenuPopupIcon( _
   ByVal DocType As System.Integer, _
   ByVal SelectType As System.Integer, _
   ByVal HintString As System.String, _
   ByVal CallbackFcnAndModule As System.String, _
   ByVal CustomNames As System.String, _
   ByVal BitmapFilePath As System.String _
) As System.Boolean
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IFrame
Dim DocType As System.Integer
Dim SelectType As System.Integer
Dim HintString As System.String
Dim CallbackFcnAndModule As System.String
Dim CustomNames As System.String
Dim BitmapFilePath As System.String
Dim value As System.Boolean
value = instance.AddMenuPopupIcon(DocType, SelectType, HintString, CallbackFcnAndModule, CustomNames, BitmapFilePath)
System.bool AddMenuPopupIcon( 
   System.int DocType,
   System.int SelectType,
   System.string HintString,
   System.string CallbackFcnAndModule,
   System.string CustomNames,
   System.string BitmapFilePath
System.bool AddMenuPopupIcon( 
&   System.int DocType,
&   System.int SelectType,
&   System.String^ HintString,
&   System.String^ CallbackFcnAndModule,
&   System.String^ CustomNames,
&   System.String^ BitmapFilePath


Document type to which to add the context-sensitive menu icon
Selection type to which to add the context-sensitive menu icon
Text displayed in the SolidWorks status bar when the user moves the mouse over the icon
Function called when user clicks the context-sensitive menu icon (see Remarks)
Names of custom feature types (see Remarks)
Path and filename of the bitmap for the context-sensitive menu icon

Return Value

True if the context-sensitive menu icon is added, false if not


//Add a single icon to the standard
//SolidWorks face context menu.


This method is supported in C++ applications only, and it only works for C++ applications implemented as DLLs, not as EXEs. Any function exposed as a callback from an context-sensitive menu icon must be declared as an EXPORT or included in your .def file.

The CallbackFcnAndModule argument specifies which function to call when the shortcut menu icon is clicked by the user. The syntax is as follows:

"dllname@function" where:


Name of your library as specified in the project .def file. The actual DLL filename and the definition in the .def file must be the same.


Name of the function that gets called when the user clicks the icon. This function must also be declared as an EXPORT in your .def file.

See Add-in Callback and Enable Methods to learn how to implement your callback function.

CustomNames is 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.


See Also


SolidWorks 2010 FCS, Revision Number 18.0

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