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Sets which script is called if a menu item in this menu is selected.

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MBS( "MenuItem.SetScriptAction"; item; FileName; ScriptName { ; ScriptParameter } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
item The reference to the menu item. Please create one with MenuItem.CreateMenuItem or MenuItem.CreateSeparator. $item
FileName The filename of file which contains the script. "Menus.fmp12"
ScriptName The name of the script. "MenuScript"
ScriptParameter Optional
If you want a specific script parameter.
Default is to leave empty and get the ID fo the menu item.
You can store a value with the menu item via MenuItem.SetTag.


Returns OK or error.


Sets which script is called if a menu item in this menu is selected.
You can use MenuItem.SetScriptAction to associate a script with individual items or use this function for a whole menu.
See also MenuItem.GetScriptFileName and MenuItem.GetScriptName.

With plugin version 6.0 or newer the script name can be a script ID number. In that case the plugin queries the script name for the given script ID. This allows to call scripts by ID and avoid problems if scripts are later renamed.


Add menu item with script to be called:

Set Variable [$item; Value:MBS("MenuItem.CreateMenuItem"; "Hello World")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("MenuItem.SetScriptAction"; $item; Get(FileName); "MenuScript")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Menu.AddItem"; $menu; $item)]

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 2nd December 2016

MenuItem.SetRequireShift   -   MenuItem.SetSelectable

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