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Constants Summary
Number ALIGN_CENTER
Constant for centering menu items/checkbox/radiobuttons at creation.
Number ALIGN_LEFT
Constant for left aligning menu items/checkbox/radiobuttons at creation.
Number ALIGN_RIGHT
Constant for right aligning menu items/checkbox/radiobuttons at creation.



Property Summary
Boolean enabled
Enable/disable the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.
Object[] methodArguments
Set arguments that are sent to the callback method.
String name
The name of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.
Boolean selected
Select/unselect the checkbox/radiobutton.
String text
Get/set the text of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.



Method Summary
void doClick()
Script the selection (emulate a mouse click) of the item.
Object getClientProperty(key)
Gets the specified client property for the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton based on a key.
void putClientProperty(key, value)
Sets the value for the specified client property key of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.
MenuItem setAccelerator()
Set the accelerator key of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.
void setBackgroundColor()
Set the background color of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.
void setForegroundColor()
Set the foreground color of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.
MenuItem setIcon()
Set the icon of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.
MenuItem setMethod(method)
Set the method for the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.
MenuItem setMethod(method, arguments)
Set the method for the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.
MenuItem setMnemonic()
Set the mnemonic key of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.
MenuItem setVisible(visible)
Set the item visible.



Constants Details
Constant for centering menu items/checkbox/radiobuttons at creation.

Returns

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a left aligned menu item
menu.addMenuItem("significantly long text", feedback, null, null, true, MenuItem.ALIGN_LEFT);
// add a centered checkbox
menu.addCheckBox("a bit shorter", feedback, null, null, true, MenuItem.ALIGN_CENTER);
// add a right aligned radiobutton
menu.addRadioButton("short", feedback, null, null, true, MenuItem.ALIGN_RIGHT);
 
Constant for left aligning menu items/checkbox/radiobuttons at creation.

Returns

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a left aligned menu item
menu.addMenuItem("significantly long text", feedback, null, null, true, MenuItem.ALIGN_LEFT);
// add a centered checkbox
menu.addCheckBox("a bit shorter", feedback, null, null, true, MenuItem.ALIGN_CENTER);
// add a right aligned radiobutton
menu.addRadioButton("short", feedback, null, null, true, MenuItem.ALIGN_RIGHT);
 
Constant for right aligning menu items/checkbox/radiobuttons at creation.

Returns

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a left aligned menu item
menu.addMenuItem("significantly long text", feedback, null, null, true, MenuItem.ALIGN_LEFT);
// add a centered checkbox
menu.addCheckBox("a bit shorter", feedback, null, null, true, MenuItem.ALIGN_CENTER);
// add a right aligned radiobutton
menu.addRadioButton("short", feedback, null, null, true, MenuItem.ALIGN_RIGHT);
 



Property Details
Enable/disable the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.

Returns

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a menu item at the first position in the menu
var entry = menu.addMenuItem(0);
// alternatively add a checkbox at the first position
//var entry = menu.addCheckBox(0);
// or alternatively add a radiobutton at the first position
//var entry = menu.addRadioButton(0);

// disable the newly added entry
entry.enabled = false;
// give a name to the entry (the name is not visible anywhere)
entry.name = "my_name";
// make the entry selected (affects checkboxes and radiobuttons)
entry.selected = true;
// set the text of the entry
entry.text = "menu entry";
// set the callback method
entry.setMethod(feedback);
// set the arguments to be sent to the callback method
// (an array of elements which will be passed as arguments 5, 6 and so on to the callback method)
// the first 5 arguments are fixed:
//	[0] item index
//	[1] parent item index
//	[2] isSelected boolean
//	[3] parent menu text
//	[4] menu text
entry.methodArguments = [17, "data"];
 
Set arguments that are sent to the callback method.

Returns

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a menu item at the first position in the menu
var entry = menu.addMenuItem(0);
// alternatively add a checkbox at the first position
//var entry = menu.addCheckBox(0);
// or alternatively add a radiobutton at the first position
//var entry = menu.addRadioButton(0);

// disable the newly added entry
entry.enabled = false;
// give a name to the entry (the name is not visible anywhere)
entry.name = "my_name";
// make the entry selected (affects checkboxes and radiobuttons)
entry.selected = true;
// set the text of the entry
entry.text = "menu entry";
// set the callback method
entry.setMethod(feedback);
// set the arguments to be sent to the callback method
// (an array of elements which will be passed as arguments 5, 6 and so on to the callback method)
// the first 5 arguments are fixed:
//	[0] item index
//	[1] parent item index
//	[2] isSelected boolean
//	[3] parent menu text
//	[4] menu text
entry.methodArguments = [17, "data"];
 
The name of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton. The name is used only internally, it is not
visible in the user interface.

Returns

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a menu item at the first position in the menu
var entry = menu.addMenuItem(0);
// alternatively add a checkbox at the first position
//var entry = menu.addCheckBox(0);
// or alternatively add a radiobutton at the first position
//var entry = menu.addRadioButton(0);

// disable the newly added entry
entry.enabled = false;
// give a name to the entry (the name is not visible anywhere)
entry.name = "my_name";
// make the entry selected (affects checkboxes and radiobuttons)
entry.selected = true;
// set the text of the entry
entry.text = "menu entry";
// set the callback method
entry.setMethod(feedback);
// set the arguments to be sent to the callback method
// (an array of elements which will be passed as arguments 5, 6 and so on to the callback method)
// the first 5 arguments are fixed:
//	[0] item index
//	[1] parent item index
//	[2] isSelected boolean
//	[3] parent menu text
//	[4] menu text
entry.methodArguments = [17, "data"];
 
Select/unselect the checkbox/radiobutton.

Returns

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a menu item at the first position in the menu
var entry = menu.addMenuItem(0);
// alternatively add a checkbox at the first position
//var entry = menu.addCheckBox(0);
// or alternatively add a radiobutton at the first position
//var entry = menu.addRadioButton(0);

// disable the newly added entry
entry.enabled = false;
// give a name to the entry (the name is not visible anywhere)
entry.name = "my_name";
// make the entry selected (affects checkboxes and radiobuttons)
entry.selected = true;
// set the text of the entry
entry.text = "menu entry";
// set the callback method
entry.setMethod(feedback);
// set the arguments to be sent to the callback method
// (an array of elements which will be passed as arguments 5, 6 and so on to the callback method)
// the first 5 arguments are fixed:
//	[0] item index
//	[1] parent item index
//	[2] isSelected boolean
//	[3] parent menu text
//	[4] menu text
entry.methodArguments = [17, "data"];
 
Get/set the text of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.; This can be also html if enclosed between html tags

Returns

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a menu item at the first position in the menu
var entry = menu.addMenuItem(0);
// alternatively add a checkbox at the first position
//var entry = menu.addCheckBox(0);
// or alternatively add a radiobutton at the first position
//var entry = menu.addRadioButton(0);

// disable the newly added entry
entry.enabled = false;
// give a name to the entry (the name is not visible anywhere)
entry.name = "my_name";
// make the entry selected (affects checkboxes and radiobuttons)
entry.selected = true;
// set the text of the entry
entry.text = "menu entry";
// set the callback method
entry.setMethod(feedback);
// set the arguments to be sent to the callback method
// (an array of elements which will be passed as arguments 5, 6 and so on to the callback method)
// the first 5 arguments are fixed:
//	[0] item index
//	[1] parent item index
//	[2] isSelected boolean
//	[3] parent menu text
//	[4] menu text
entry.methodArguments = [17, "data"];
 



Method Details
void doClick ()
Script the selection (emulate a mouse click) of the item.

Returns

void

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a menu item
var entry = menu.addMenuItem("menu entry", feedback);
// alternatively add a checkbox
//var entry = menu.addCheckBox("menu entry", feedback);
// or alternatively add a radiobutton
//var entry = menu.addRadioButton("menu entry", feedback);

// simulate a click on the entry
entry.doClick();
 
Object getClientProperty (key)
Gets the specified client property for the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton based on a key.

Parameters

{Object} key

Returns

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a menu item
var entry = menu.addMenuItem("menu entry", feedback);
// alternatively add a checkbox
//var entry = menu.addCheckBox("menu entry", feedback);
// or alternatively add a radiobutton
//var entry = menu.addRadioButton("menu entry", feedback);

// NOTE: Depending on the operating system, a user interface property name may be available.
// set the tooltip of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton via client properties
// keep the original tooltip in a form or global variable
originalTooltip = entry.getClientProperty("ToolTipText");
entry.putClientProperty("ToolTipText", "changed tooltip");

// later restore the original tooltip from the variable
//var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
//var menuIndex = menubar.getMenuIndexByText("New Menu");
//var menu = menubar.getMenu(menuIndex);
//var entry = menu.getItem(0);
//entry.putClientProperty("ToolTipText", originalTooltip);
 
void putClientProperty (key, value)
Sets the value for the specified client property key of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.

Parameters

{Object} key
{Object} value

Returns

void

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a menu item
var entry = menu.addMenuItem("menu entry", feedback);
// alternatively add a checkbox
//var entry = menu.addCheckBox("menu entry", feedback);
// or alternatively add a radiobutton
//var entry = menu.addRadioButton("menu entry", feedback);

// NOTE: Depending on the operating system, a user interface property name may be available.
// set the tooltip of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton via client properties
// keep the original tooltip in a form or global variable
originalTooltip = entry.getClientProperty("ToolTipText");
entry.putClientProperty("ToolTipText", "changed tooltip");

// later restore the original tooltip from the variable
//var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
//var menuIndex = menubar.getMenuIndexByText("New Menu");
//var menu = menubar.getMenu(menuIndex);
//var entry = menu.getItem(0);
//entry.putClientProperty("ToolTipText", originalTooltip);
 
MenuItem setAccelerator ()
Set the accelerator key of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.

Returns

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a menu item
var entry = menu.addMenuItem("menu entry", feedback);
// alternatively add a checkbox
//var entry = menu.addCheckBox("menu entry", feedback);
// or alternatively add a radiobutton
//var entry = menu.addRadioButton("menu entry", feedback);

// define an accelerator for the menu entry
entry.setAccelerator("ctrl alt Y");
// also define a mnemonic
entry.setMnemonic("y");
// set a custom background color
entry.setBackgroundColor("#111111");
// set a custom foreground color
entry.setForegroundColor("#EE5555");
// set an icon
entry.setIcon("media:///yourimage.gif");
 
void setBackgroundColor ()
Set the background color of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.

Returns

void

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a menu item
var entry = menu.addMenuItem("menu entry", feedback);
// alternatively add a checkbox
//var entry = menu.addCheckBox("menu entry", feedback);
// or alternatively add a radiobutton
//var entry = menu.addRadioButton("menu entry", feedback);

// define an accelerator for the menu entry
entry.setAccelerator("ctrl alt Y");
// also define a mnemonic
entry.setMnemonic("y");
// set a custom background color
entry.setBackgroundColor("#111111");
// set a custom foreground color
entry.setForegroundColor("#EE5555");
// set an icon
entry.setIcon("media:///yourimage.gif");
 
void setForegroundColor ()
Set the foreground color of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.

Returns

void

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a menu item
var entry = menu.addMenuItem("menu entry", feedback);
// alternatively add a checkbox
//var entry = menu.addCheckBox("menu entry", feedback);
// or alternatively add a radiobutton
//var entry = menu.addRadioButton("menu entry", feedback);

// define an accelerator for the menu entry
entry.setAccelerator("ctrl alt Y");
// also define a mnemonic
entry.setMnemonic("y");
// set a custom background color
entry.setBackgroundColor("#111111");
// set a custom foreground color
entry.setForegroundColor("#EE5555");
// set an icon
entry.setIcon("media:///yourimage.gif");
 
MenuItem setIcon ()
Set the icon of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.

Returns

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a menu item
var entry = menu.addMenuItem("menu entry", feedback);
// alternatively add a checkbox
//var entry = menu.addCheckBox("menu entry", feedback);
// or alternatively add a radiobutton
//var entry = menu.addRadioButton("menu entry", feedback);

// define an accelerator for the menu entry
entry.setAccelerator("ctrl alt Y");
// also define a mnemonic
entry.setMnemonic("y");
// set a custom background color
entry.setBackgroundColor("#111111");
// set a custom foreground color
entry.setForegroundColor("#EE5555");
// set an icon
entry.setIcon("media:///yourimage.gif");
 
MenuItem setMethod (method)
Set the method for the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.

Parameters

{Function} method

Returns

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a menu item at the first position in the menu
var entry = menu.addMenuItem(0);
// alternatively add a checkbox at the first position
//var entry = menu.addCheckBox(0);
// or alternatively add a radiobutton at the first position
//var entry = menu.addRadioButton(0);

// disable the newly added entry
entry.enabled = false;
// give a name to the entry (the name is not visible anywhere)
entry.name = "my_name";
// make the entry selected (affects checkboxes and radiobuttons)
entry.selected = true;
// set the text of the entry
entry.text = "menu entry";
// set the callback method
entry.setMethod(feedback);
// set the arguments to be sent to the callback method
// (an array of elements which will be passed as arguments 5, 6 and so on to the callback method)
// the first 5 arguments are fixed:
//	[0] item index
//	[1] parent item index
//	[2] isSelected boolean
//	[3] parent menu text
//	[4] menu text
entry.methodArguments = [17, "data"];
 
MenuItem setMethod (method, arguments)
Set the method for the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.

Parameters

{Function} method
{Object[]} arguments

Returns

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a menu item at the first position in the menu
var entry = menu.addMenuItem(0);
// alternatively add a checkbox at the first position
//var entry = menu.addCheckBox(0);
// or alternatively add a radiobutton at the first position
//var entry = menu.addRadioButton(0);

// disable the newly added entry
entry.enabled = false;
// give a name to the entry (the name is not visible anywhere)
entry.name = "my_name";
// make the entry selected (affects checkboxes and radiobuttons)
entry.selected = true;
// set the text of the entry
entry.text = "menu entry";
// set the callback method
entry.setMethod(feedback);
// set the arguments to be sent to the callback method
// (an array of elements which will be passed as arguments 5, 6 and so on to the callback method)
// the first 5 arguments are fixed:
//	[0] item index
//	[1] parent item index
//	[2] isSelected boolean
//	[3] parent menu text
//	[4] menu text
entry.methodArguments = [17, "data"];
 
MenuItem setMnemonic ()
Set the mnemonic key of the menu item/checkbox/radiobutton.

Returns

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a menu item
var entry = menu.addMenuItem("menu entry", feedback);
// alternatively add a checkbox
//var entry = menu.addCheckBox("menu entry", feedback);
// or alternatively add a radiobutton
//var entry = menu.addRadioButton("menu entry", feedback);

// define an accelerator for the menu entry
entry.setAccelerator("ctrl alt Y");
// also define a mnemonic
entry.setMnemonic("y");
// set a custom background color
entry.setBackgroundColor("#111111");
// set a custom foreground color
entry.setForegroundColor("#EE5555");
// set an icon
entry.setIcon("media:///yourimage.gif");
 
MenuItem setVisible (visible)
Set the item visible.

Parameters

{Boolean} visible

Returns

Sample

// add a new menu to the menubar
var menubar = plugins.window.getMenuBar();
var menu = menubar.addMenu();
menu.text = "New Menu";
// alternatively create a popup menu
//var menu = plugins.window.createPopupMenu();

// add a menu item
var entry_one = menu.addMenuItem("an entry", feedback);
// add a checkbox
var entry_two = menu.addCheckBox("another entry", feedback);
// add a radiobutton
var entry_three = menu.addRadioButton("yet another entry", feedback);

// hide the menu item
entry_one.setVisible(false);
// make sure the checkbox is visible
entry_two.setVisible(true);
// hide the radiobutton
entry_three.setVisible(false);
 



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