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Checks if a menubar item is checked.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Menubar 6.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "Menubar.IsMenuCommandChecked"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example
Path The ID or path to the menu entry.
Use Menubar.ListMenuCommands to find out the IDs and names.


Returns 0, 1 or error.


Checks if a menubar item is checked.
Returns 1 if the menubar has a checkmark.


Checks if debugger is visible:

MBS( "Menubar.IsMenuCommandChecked"; 49260)

Show debugger from within a script:

#The menu command as we got it from Menubar.ListMenuCommands
Set Variable [$DebuggerMenuID; Value:49260]
If [MBS( "Menubar.HasMenuCommand"; $DebuggerMenuID ) = 1]
    If [MBS( "Menubar.IsMenuCommandChecked"; $DebuggerMenuID ) = 1]
        #debugger already visible
        #show debugger
        Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS( "Menubar.RunMenuCommand"; $DebuggerMenuID )]
        Pause/Resume Script [Duration (seconds): ,1]
    End If
    Show Custom Dialog ["Debugger missing in Menubar?"]
End If
#now follows your script that should always run in debugger

Whether the formatting bar is checked in menu bar:

Set Variable [ $formattingBarChecked; Value: MBS( "Menubar.IsMenuCommandChecked"; "50204" ) ]

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Created 17th June 2016, last changed 28th June 2024

Menubar.HasMenuCommand - Menubar.ListMenuCommands