Access: Add contexual tabs and buttons to context menus...

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Access: Add contexual tabs and buttons to context menus...
Heinz-Josef Bomanns

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Joined: 2008-02-28

used documentation and forum search but found no answers to the following questions regarding Access (2013 and 2016):

1) Is it possible to add a contextual tab to an exiting tab like that for importing and exporting and if yes how? Found no settings on an ADXRibbonTab to tell it something about context?

2) Is it possible to add a button to the 'Export' contextmenu of tables, queries, forms and reports and if yes how? I used ADXRibbonContextmenu, but the dropdowns in 'ContextMenuNames' have no entries?

Thanks for any hints on this...
Greetings, HJB
Posted 27 Aug, 2016 04:14:23 Top
Andrei Smolin

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Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello HJB,

The Ribbon API doesn't let you create contextual tabs and context menus; you can only customize existing ones.

#1. No. You can add a custom group to that tab instead.
#2. No Ribbon context menu in Access is customizable. You can try to use the ADXContextMenu component: I've just successfully added a command bar button to the context menu called "Table Design Properties" in Access 2016; this context menu opens when you right-click the Property Sheet area in the table design view.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 29 Aug, 2016 05:26:39 Top