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Sets the back color of the menu item.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Menu 6.5 ❌ No ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "MenuItem.SetBackColor"; item; Color )   More


Parameter Description Example
item The reference to the menu item. Please create one with MenuItem.CreateMenuItem or MenuItem.CreateSeparator. $item
Color A color value.
This can be a string in the following format "HSL h s l a", "YUV y u v a", "RGB r g b a", "MONO m a", "GRAY g a" or "COLOR R G B a". Alpha value a is optional. Range of values is 0 to 1.0 except if you use COLOR where RGB values are 0 to 255.
Starting with version 5.4 of our plugin, you can use hex notation. # followed by 2 digits for red, green, blue and optional alpha, e.g. #FF0000 for full red.
"RGB 1 0 0"


Returns OK or error.


Sets the back color of the menu item.
Currently only used on Windows.
On Mac it would only color the area where the text is and not the whole menu item, so this feature is disabled for Mac.


Creates a menu item for background color:

Set Variable [$item; Value:MBS("MenuItem.CreateMenuItem"; "Red Color")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("MenuItem.SetBackColor"; $item; "#FF0000")]
Set Variable [$r; Value:MBS("Menu.AddItem"; $menu; $item)]

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Created 1st October 2016, last changed 18th March 2017

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