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Scilab Help >> Xcos > Scilab Utilities Functions > xcosAddToolsMenu


Add a menu item into the Xcos "Tools" menu.

Calling Sequence

xcosAddToolsMenu(label, command)



Add a menu into Xcos with a scilab command. The scilab command can assume that there is two variable on the current scilab context :

  • blk : The selected block. Variable does not exist if nothing is selected. The variable has a scicos_block type.

  • scs_m : The whole diagram. The variable has a scicos_diagram type.

This function has been introduced in Scilab 5.4.0.

xcosAddToolsMenu("print plop", "disp(''plop'')");
xcosAddToolsMenu("print selected block", "disp(blk)");
xcosAddToolsMenu("print diagram", "disp(scs_m)");

// define a custom update function
function myUpdateFunction(blk, scs_m)
    execstr(''[ok, blk] = '' + blk.gui + ''(''''set'''', blk)'') ;
    xcosUpdateBlock(blk) ;
xcosAddToolsMenu("update block", "myUpdateFunction(blk, scs_m)");


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