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Sets both the keyboard shortcut for the specified menu item, and the displayed text for the keyboard shortcut.

void _SetItemCmdKey(MENUID menuid, ITEMID itemid, int key,
 char FAR *text)
MENUID menuid;            /* Menu identifier. */
ITEMID itemid;            /* Menu item identifier. */
int key;                     /* Shortcut key. */
char FAR *text;            /* Displayed text. */


If you don't want to display a keyboard shortcut, pass text as a pointer to a null string. If you want the system to generate the default displayed text, pass (char FAR *)0.

For more information on how to create an API library and integrate it with Visual FoxPro, see Accessing the Visual FoxPro API.


The following example sets up a menu with three items and assigns a keyboard shortcut to each item.

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#include <pro_ext.h>

void putLong(long n)
   Value val;

   val.ev_type = 'I';
   val.ev_long = n;
   val.ev_width = 10;


FAR onSelection(long menuId, long itemId)
   _PutStr("\nitemId = "); putLong(itemId);

FAR SetItemCmdKeyEx(ParamBlk FAR *parm)
   MENUID menuId;
   ITEMID itemId;
   Point loc;

   menuId = _GetNewMenuId();
   _NewMenu(MPOPUP, menuId);

   itemId = _GetNewItemId(menuId);
   _NewItem(menuId, itemId, -2, "\\<1st item");
   _SetItemCmdKey(menuId, itemId, altKey
0x178, "Alt+1");

   itemId = _GetNewItemId(menuId);
   _NewItem(menuId, itemId, -2, "\\<2nd item");
   _SetItemCmdKey(menuId, itemId, altKey
0x179, "Alt+2");

   itemId = _GetNewItemId(menuId);
   _NewItem(menuId, itemId, -2, "\\<3rd item");
   _SetItemCmdKey(menuId, itemId, altKey
0x17a, "Alt+3");

   loc.v = 10; loc.h = 20;
   _SetMenuPoint(menuId, loc);

   _OnSelection(menuId, -1, onSelection);

FoxInfo myFoxInfo[] = {
   {"ONLOAD", (FPFI) SetItemCmdKeyEx, CALLONLOAD, ""},
FoxTable _FoxTable = {
   (FoxTable FAR *) 0, sizeof(myFoxInfo)/sizeof(FoxInfo), myFoxInfo

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