XL2000: How to Programmatically Delete and Restore a Menu That Contains a Submenu

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This article describes how to programamtically delete and restore a menu that contains a submenu. If you use a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro to delete a menu item that contains a submenu, and then you want to restore the menu item, use the Addmenu command, not the Add command. Addmenu adds a new menu (or submenu), whereas Add adds a new menu item.
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For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMSTo programmatically delete and then restore a menu command that contains a submenu, follow these steps:
  1. Start Microsoft Excel, and then press ALT+F11 to start the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor.
  2. On the Insert menu, click Module.
  3. In the module sheet, type the following code:
    Sub Delete_Submenu()  Set x = CommandBars("Worksheet Menu Bar").Controls("Tools")  x.Controls("Protection").DeleteEnd Sub						
    This macro deletes the Protection submenu on the Tools menu on the worksheet menu bar.
  4. In the module sheet, type the following code:
    Sub Restore_Submenu()   Set x = CommandBars("Worksheet Menu Bar").Controls("Tools")   x.Controls.Add Type:=msoControlPopup, ID:=30029, before:=1   x.ResetEnd Sub						
    This macro uses the Add method to restore the Protection submenu (ID:=30029) to the Tools menu, and places the submenu at the start of the menu (before:=1).

    NOTE: To ensure that all the commands are displayed correctly on a submenu, use the menu ID number instead of the menu name.
  5. Press ALT+F11 to return to Excel.
  6. On the Tools menu, note that the Protection submenu is displayed, point to Macro, and then click Macros.
  7. In the Macro name list, click Delete_Submenu, and then click Run.

    Note that now the Protection submenu is not displayed on the Tools menu.
  8. In the Macro name list, click Restore_Submenu, and then click Run.

    Note that the Protection submenu reappears on the Tools menu.
For additional information about the list of menu ID numbers, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
213552 XL2000: List of ID Numbers for Built-In CommandBar Controls
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Article ID: 213437 - Last Review: 10/24/2013 07:23:00 - Revision: 1.0

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