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Excel Help Adding Custom Menu
Item in Excel See
Also: Delete/Restore Excel Toolbars || Adding a Command Button to the Excel Right Click Menu
It is possible to customize Excel in many different ways. However,
to make your Excel spreadsheets have that professional look and feel, one can add
their own custom menus to an existing Excel toolbar. This is best done via VBA and
the same menu items you add, should be deleted upon deactivating/closing the Excel
Sample Code to Add/Delete Custom Menu Items
You can simply copy the code below into any standard Excel Module
Sub AddMenus() Dim cMenu1 As CommandBarControl Dim cbMainMenuBar As CommandBar Dim iHelpMenu As Integer Dim cbcCutomMenu As CommandBarControl '(1)Delete any existing one. We must use On Error Resume next _ in case it does not exist. On Error Resume Next Application.CommandBars("Worksheet Menu Bar").Controls("&New Menu").Delete On Error GoTo 0 '(2)Set a CommandBar variable to Worksheet menu bar Set cbMainMenuBar = _ Application.CommandBars("Worksheet Menu Bar") '(3)Return the Index number of the Help menu. We can then use _ this to place a custom menu before. iHelpMenu = _ cbMainMenuBar.Controls("Help").Index '(4)Add a Control to the "Worksheet Menu Bar" before Help. 'Set a CommandBarControl variable to it Set cbcCutomMenu = _ cbMainMenuBar.Controls.Add(Type:=msoControlPopup, _ Before:=iHelpMenu) '(5)Give the control a caption cbcCutomMenu.Caption = "&New Menu" '(6)Working with our new Control, add a sub control and _ give it a Caption and tell it which macro to run (OnAction). With cbcCutomMenu.Controls.Add(Type:=msoControlButton) .Caption = "Menu 1" .OnAction = "MyMacro1" End With '(6a)Add another sub control give it a Caption _ and tell it which macro to run (OnAction) With cbcCutomMenu.Controls.Add(Type:=msoControlButton) .Caption = "Menu 2" .OnAction = "MyMacro2" End With 'Repeat step "6a" for each menu item you want to add. 'Add another menu that will lead off to another menu 'Set a CommandBarControl variable to it Set cbcCutomMenu = cbcCutomMenu.Controls.Add(Type:=msoControlPopup) ' Give the control a caption cbcCutomMenu.Caption = "Ne&xt Menu" 'Add a contol to the sub menu, just created above With cbcCutomMenu.Controls.Add(Type:=msoControlButton) .Caption = "&Charts" .FaceId = 420 .OnAction = "MyMacro2" End With End Sub Sub DeleteMenu() On Error Resume Next Application.CommandBars("Worksheet Menu Bar").Controls("&New Menu").Delete On Error GoTo 0 End Sub Sub MyMacro1() MsgBox "I don't do much yet, do I?", vbInformation, "Ozgrid.com" End Sub Sub MyMacro2() MsgBox "I don't do much yet either, do I?", vbInformation, "Ozgrid.com" End SubCode to Fire off the Above Code
The code here must be placed in the Private Module of the Worksheet Object (ThisWorkbook). To get there from within Excel proper, right click on the Excel icon, top left next to "File", and click "View Code". In here paste the code below;
Private Sub Workbook_Activate() Run "AddMenus" End Sub Private Sub Workbook_Deactivate() Run "DeleteMenu" End Sub
Now save the Workbook and open any other. You will note that as you go from one Workbook to another the custom menu items are deleted. As soon as the Workbook is activated again, the custom menu items are re-created. The same thing happens when closing/opening the Workbook. Download Working Example
See Also: Delete/Restore Excel Toolbars || Adding a Command Button to the Excel Right Click Menu
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