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Queries the tag value of the menu.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Menu 4.1 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "MenuItem.GetTag"; item )   More


Parameter Description Example
item The reference to the menu item. Please create one with MenuItem.CreateMenuItem or MenuItem.CreateSeparator. $item


Returns value or error.


Queries the tag value of the menu.
See also Menu.SetTag.
With the tag, we allow you to associate a text with the menu item, for example a record ID.


Show menu and show selection:

Set Variable [$menu; Value:MBS("Menu.CreateMenu")]
# create menu items...
Set Variable [$item; Value:MBS("MenuItem.CreateMenuItem"; "Hello World")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("MenuItem.SetTag"; $item; "secret value")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Menu.AddItem"; $menu; $item)]
#show menu
Set Variable [$m; Value:MBS("Menu.PopUp"; $Menu; "mouse")]
#you selected something?
If [$m = 1]
    Set Variable [$selectedItem; Value:MBS("Menu.SelectedItem"; $menu)]
    Set Variable [$selectedTitle; Value:MBS("MenuItem.GetTitle"; $selectedItem)]
    Set Variable [$selectedTag; Value:MBS("MenuItem.GetTag"; $selectedItem)]
    Show Custom Dialog ["Auswahl"; $selectedItem & ¶ & $selectedTitle & ¶ & $selectedTag]
End If
Set Variable [$m; Value:MBS("Menu.Release"; $Menu; 1)]

See also

Example Databases

This function is free to use.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 7th April 2016

MenuItem.GetSubMenu - MenuItem.GetTitle