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Overview of the ContextMenu Package

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The ContextMenu package provides tools to control and customize the Maple context-sensitive menus. For details and usage, see Creating Context Menus.


When you right-click (Control-click on Macintosh platforms) a Maple expression, a menu appears with a customized set of actions that can be performed on the expression.  This is a context-sensitive menu.  You can select a listed action and the associated command is invoked on the selected object(s).


The information necessary to generate a set of context-sensitive menus is stored in a context menu module.  The currently active context menu module is accessible under the name ContextMenu[CurrentContext].


There are several choices to make when customizing a context menu system. You can start by constructing a new, empty context menu module with the ContextMenu[New] command.  You can also extend an existing context menu system by calling its Copy command.


Once you have a context menu module to work with, you can customize your context menu system using the module's package commands. See ContextMenu[CurrentContext] for details. After your custom menu entries have been added, you can make your module active with the ContextMenu[Install] command.


Each command in the ContextMenu package can be accessed by using either the long form or the short form of the command name in the command calling sequence.


As the underlying implementation of the ContextMenu package is a module, it is also possible to use the form ContextMenu:-command to access a command from the package. For more information, see Module Members.

List of ContextMenu Package Commands


The following is a list of available commands.






To display the help page for a particular ContextMenu command, see Getting Help with a Command in a Package.

List of ContextMenu Subpackages


The following is a list of available subpackages.





See Also

Creating Context Menus, examples/ContextMenu, help, module, UsingPackages, with

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