Explorer Context Menu Properties
The following is a list of properties that can be added to a context folder, context menu, or context menu item in the Explorer dialog. The properties that are required have an asterisk before their name. Not all properties are displayed by default.
|Property Name||Applies to||Description|
|Icon||Context menu items||When you add a context menu item it has no icon by default. You can add an icon through the Define Icon for Tool dialog.|
|Show/Hide Test||Context folders, context menus, and context menu items|| Determines whether the context folder, context menu, or context menu item is displayed in the right-click menu, based on the test selected in this drop-down menu. The test is based on a named expression or an in-line expression.
An in-line expression is a custom expression that is useful only in a particular situation. It is not useful anywhere else, therefore it is not in the Named Expressions list.
If a red check mark appears on a context folder, then a show/hide test has been set for it. This test affects all menus and menu items within the context folder.
If a show/hide test is set for a context menu, it affects all context menu items within it.
|Folder Processing||Context folders|| Determines whether menu items in all the sub-folders should be included or only the ones in the first sub-folder whose Show/Hide test evaluates to True should be included.
When set to All, menu items of all the sub-folders are included.
When set to First Passing, menu items of only the first sub-folder whose Show/Hide test evaluates to true are included.
|Enable/Disable Test||Context menus and context menu items|| Determines whether the context menu or context menu item is enabled or disabled in the right-click menu, based on the test selected in this drop-down menu. The test is based on a named expression or an in-line expression.
If an enable/disable test is set for a context menu, it affects all context menu items within it.
|Menu Mark Expression||Context menu items|| There are two ways to add a menu mark: by using a named expression or an in-line expression.
If you use a named expression, it returns a Boolean true or false. If it is true a check mark appears next to the menu item.
If you use an in-line expression, it returns a value that corresponds to the menu mark to be displayed. The different values for menu marks are:
|* Priority||Context menus and context menu items|| Determines where the context menu or context menu item will be placed in the right-click menu. The default location is User Common.
The full hierarchy of the context menus and menu items is:
Out of these, Common, Element Specific, Selection, Clipboard, Delete, and Properties are the six standard sections of the right-click menu. If you select one of the six standard sections, your context menu or context menu item is placed within that section.
If you select a section beginning with the word "User," the context menu or context menu item is placed in a custom section above the standard section with the same name.
Top Groups 1-5 are five generic priorities for context menus and are placed above the User Common menus or menu items.
Bottom Groups 1-5 are five generic priorities for context menus and are placed below the Properties menu or menu items.
Context menu items appear in the same section as their parent context menu.
|Tool Path||Standard tools copied to context menus||When a tool is copied to a context menu, shows the toolbox from which this tool was copied and the tool's name. Can be changed to point to a different tool.|
|Key-in||Context menu items||Used to activate a key-in from a context menu item. Can be added or changed by keying in. The default is null .|