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How to enable custom popup menu group by properties
to actually work, no thanks to MSDN how to searches.
I keep loosing the Popup Toolbar (shortcut menu) ‘start
group property’ when I create a custom popup menu. Even after reading a google
on search string (access popup menu group) … I had to read and reread the only
one valid result I found multiple times to ‘get it’ so here is what I got…
First: To add the bars to custom popup menus and keep the
group by property you create a custom shortcut toolbar.
are a couple of ways ‘in’ to the control you need to get to. One way is by
clicking into :TOOLS:CUSTOMIZE:> to get this window
on [New] and call it something, this case I used Custom 2
you will see this little popup show on your screen, you need to select
items you want on the popup menu by going to the Commands tab and click
and drag what you want into the popup window. Once you have the items you
want, click [Properties] to get the following window.
will see I added a few odd things, sort, open favorites, home, output to
notepad, analyze , and analysis with excel. Now,
on the [Type] properties, change that to POPUP and then [Close] and you
will get a box telling you this thing will disappear and here comes the
on Image01 that item [Shortcut Menus] is selected, make sure you also have
this selected now on your customize screen. This will bring a menu up on
go to the [Commands] tab and click the [Rearrange Commands] button and
looking at this next image for guidance…
see the Customize screen, showing the Commands view and the Rearrange
Commands button.. that you just clicked to get
the stuff on the right… click the Toolbar radio button and scroll down to
your menu you created, in this case it is [Custom 2] and note that the
controls you will see are the ones you added.
you may have gotten this far but by the MSDN describes this ‘creating a
custom shortcut menu for access differently… the same way I self stumbled
into and found. What I wanted to do was to group my controls and every time
I tweaked the property to show this, it would not stick… So here is what
you do, come into the process as I have described above and then…
in the image03 view above, click on where you want to add a group line,
like to show it above [open hyperlink] and above [output to notepad]
select the control and click the [Modify Selection] button.
here, I have a line now above the [Open Hyperlink] and I am about to add
one above the [Output to Notepad] by selecting the ‘modify selection’ and
selecting the [begin a Group] property.
make it show up on your form… in Design mode select Properties for the
form and as you see in the image05
below, on the Other tab, select the drop down of your custom menu you just
made, in this case, Custom 2, on the Property ‘Shortcut Menu Bar’ and of
course your ‘Shortcut Menu’ must be enabled.
you will see now when you right click in form view mode of your form is
your popup menu with the pesky group by lines showing.
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