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Show or hide a menu command.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Menubar 5.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "Menubar.SetMenuCommandVisible"; Path { ; Visible } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
Path The ID or path to the menu entry.
Use Menubar.ListMenuCommands to find out the IDs and names.
Visible The new visible state.
Pass 1 to make visible and 0 to hide.
1 Optional


Returns OK or error.


Show or hide a menu command.
This allows you to remove menu entries by path/ID from the FileMaker menu, so user cannot longer use it. The change is not permanent and whenever FileMaker rebuilds the menu, all menu entries are back.

On Windows we can only remove the entry, so we do so if you pass visible = 0.


Hide preferences menu command:

MBS("Menubar.SetMenuCommandVisible"; 49153; 0)

Hide service menu in FileMaker Pro Advanced in German:

MBS("Menubar.SetMenuCommandVisible"; "FileMaker Pro Advanced¶Dienste"; 0)

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Created 15th November 2014, last changed 14th July 2022

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