Changing Menu Results

The default action of a menu item is to return an exception value equal to the item's ID. You can change the default action of a particular item by using the MENU-ITEM configuration variable.

Use the MENU-ITEM configuration variable in exactly the same fashion as the KEYSTROKE variable, except that the last entry on the line is the menu's ID, not the key code. For example, to cause a menu item whose ID is 200 to act the same as the Delete key, use the following:

MENU-ITEM   Edit=Delete   200

Alternately, you could cause menu item 200 to call the notepad sample program by using:

MENU-ITEM   Hot-Key="notepad"  200

You can program these entries in COBOL by using the SET ENVIRONMENT verb. For example,

"Edit=Delete  200"