MD5 vs SHA-256 in the contextMenu
I originally misunderstood the question in [Feature Request] MD5 in the context menu: I thought it was being asked whether one of the MD5 menu entries could be added to the context menu.
That is mildly easier: add the following to
<Item MenuEntryName="Tools" MenuItemName="Generate..." ItemNameAs="Tools|(MD5)|Generate..." /> <Item MenuEntryName="Tools" MenuItemName="Generate from files..." ItemNameAs="Tools|(MD5)|Generate from files..." /> <Item MenuEntryName="Tools" MenuItemName="Generate from selection into clipboard" ItemNameAs="Tools|(MD5)|Generate from selection into clipboard" />
However, I hit a snag: the
contextMenu.xmlsyntax ignores submenus, so you just use the top menu name in
MenuEntryNameand the actual action name in
MenuItemName, even if it’s buried a menu level down. However, that means that for the Tools menu, which has both MD5 and SHA-256, but the same three menu item entries under each, I don’t know how I’d disambiguate and be able to add the Tools>SHA-256>Generate from selection into clipboard, because
MenuEntryName="Tools" MenuItemName="Generate from selection into clipboard"sees the
MD5-version of that MenuItemName first.
"SHA-256"with the same
MenuItemName, but that didn’t work – neither even bothered showing up in the context menu when I right-clicked.
If any of the other power-users have ideas how to disambiguate between the two, I’d be interested (and would use any working solutions to improve the docs).
guy038 last edited by guy038
Hello, @peterjones and All,
Really funny, Peter, because you already wrote the solution in N++ documentation : See here ;-)
So, just run
Settings > Edit Popup ContextMenuand add the section, below, right after the
Style token - Remove stylesection, for instance :
<Item FolderName="MD5..." id="48501"/> <Item FolderName="MD5..." id="48502"/> <Item FolderName="MD5..." id="48503"/> <Item FolderName="SHA-256..." id="48504"/> <Item FolderName="SHA-256..." id="48505"/> <Item FolderName="SHA-256..." id="48506"/> <Item id="0"/>
Just tested the six options, with N++
v7.8.5. Perfect !
Well, I wrote that, but that’s not what it was meant to imply. The
FolderNameattribute is for making a folder in the context menu, not for accessing a folder from the main menu system.
I didn’t remember that you could use an
id="###"attribute instead of using the
MenuEntryName/MenuItemNamepair of attributes – though now that you say it, I can see it’s actually in the comments of the default
Still, I might add a couple of sentences about the
id="", because none of those attributes are in the docs right now.
That is, BTW, one of the reasons I decided to take an active role in the documentation development: whenever I find there’s something that I cannot remember how to do, I check to see if it’s in the docs; if it’s not there, I like being able to add it in so that 6 months down the road, when I’ve forgotten it again, I can look it up. :-)