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Using the MenuItem API

by Retired ‎02-12-2010 02:53 PM - edited ‎09-17-2010 04:30 PM (2,156 Views)



Write an application that registers a custom Menu Item to the message view screen.



  • Discover how to make an application auto-start
  • Discover how to register a custom menu item
  • Discover how to perform a task in the menu item’s run() method


  1. Option MenuItem_1.zip
  2. In the IDE, open the MenuItem.jdw workspace
  3. Open the MenuItemDemo.java source file.


  1. Create an instance of MyMenuItem and register the instance
  2. Modify registerInstance to register the custom menu item with the email view screen.
  3. Implement toString to return the custom name for the menu item.
  4. In the run method determine if the object passed into the method is an instance of a message object.
  5. In the run method open a PIM ToDo List for WRITE only.
  6. In the run method save the newly created task to the ToDo List.

Check Your Work


Check out MenuItem_2.zip



In this exercise, you discovered the following things:

  • to make an application auto-start
  • to register a custom menu item
  • to perform a task in the menu item’s run method
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