Visual LISP, AutoLISP and General Customization

Visual LISP, AutoLISP and General Customization

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idragonb
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Customize the ribbon panel in a ribbon tab

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11-28-2012 03:34 PM

I am trying to customize Autocad 2012 ribbon tab. I can't seem to find how to mimic the small arrow that appears in several of the standard menus. For example, in the 3D Solids - Home Tab, the second panel from the left is "3D Solids Home - Mesh" It has a small arrow in the corner that opens up a preferences dialogue box.

 

How can I add that arrow to a custom panel with that little arrow so that I can add my command to it?

 

Thank you.

 

Michael

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bgingerich
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Re: Customize the ribbon panel in a ribbon tab

11-29-2012 05:38 AM in reply to: idragonb

Well, just comparing two different panels I found that in the ones that have the extra dialog box have a "key tip" and a "element_id" under the "panel dialog box launcher".  Not sure how to add/customize those though... I'll get back with you.

 

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Re: Customize the ribbon panel in a ribbon tab

11-29-2012 05:55 AM in reply to: idragonb

OK.  Never knew you could do this before!  Make a command in the cui to launch the dialog box/command you want.  Then simply drag and drop the command into the "Panel Dialog Box Launcher" and you're all set.  HTH

 

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Re: Customize the ribbon panel in a ribbon tab

11-29-2012 06:37 AM in reply to: idragonb

A page from 2012 documentation for other info.  click

 

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idragonb
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Re: Customize the ribbon panel in a ribbon tab

11-30-2012 02:20 AM in reply to: bgingerich

Hey bgingerich - awesome - first time that I asked a question - it sure saves headache - I'm addicted. I propose to answer 2 questions for every one that I ask. This is a good thing!!

 

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