X-Plane Menu SDK Sample

#include "XPLMMenus.h"
#include <string.h>
#if IBM
	#include <windows.h>

#ifndef XPLM300
	#error This is made to be compiled against the XPLM300 SDK

int g_menu_container_idx; // The index of our menu item in the Plugins menu
XPLMMenuID g_menu_id; // The menu container we'll append all our menu items to
void menu_handler(void *, void *);

PLUGIN_API int XPluginStart(
						char *		outName,
						char *		outSig,
						char *		outDesc)
	strcpy(outName, "MenuPlugin");
	strcpy(outSig, "xpsdk.examples.menuplugin");
	strcpy(outDesc, "A sample plug-in that demonstrates and exercises the X-Plane menu API.");

	g_menu_container_idx = XPLMAppendMenuItem(XPLMFindPluginsMenu(), "Sample Menu", 0, 0);
	g_menu_id = XPLMCreateMenu("Sample Menu", XPLMFindPluginsMenu(), g_menu_container_idx, menu_handler, NULL);
	XPLMAppendMenuItem(g_menu_id, "Toggle Settings", (void *)"Menu Item 1", 1);
	XPLMAppendMenuItem(g_menu_id, "Toggle Shortcuts", (void *)"Menu Item 2", 1);
	XPLMAppendMenuItemWithCommand(g_menu_id, "Toggle Flight Configuration (Command-Based)", XPLMFindCommand("sim/operation/toggle_flight_config"));
	// Changed your mind? You can destroy the submenu you created with XPLMDestroyMenu(),
	// then remove the "Sample Menu" item from the "Plugins" menu with XPLMRemoveMenuItem().
	//XPLMRemoveMenuItem(XPLMFindPluginsMenu(), g_menu_container_idx);

	XPLMMenuID aircraft_menu = XPLMFindAircraftMenu();
	if(aircraft_menu) // This will be NULL unless this plugin was loaded with an aircraft (i.e., it was located in the current aircraft's "plugins" subdirectory)
		XPLMAppendMenuItemWithCommand(aircraft_menu, "Toggle Settings (Command-Based)", XPLMFindCommand("sim/operation/toggle_settings_window"));
	return 1;

PLUGIN_API void	XPluginStop(void)
	// Since we created this menu, we'll be good citizens and clean it up as well
	// If we were able to add a command to the aircraft menu, it will be automatically removed for us when we're unloaded

PLUGIN_API void XPluginDisable(void) { }
PLUGIN_API int XPluginEnable(void) { return 1; }
PLUGIN_API void XPluginReceiveMessage(XPLMPluginID inFrom, int inMsg, void * inParam) { }

void menu_handler(void * in_menu_ref, void * in_item_ref)
	if(!strcmp((const char *)in_item_ref, "Menu Item 1"))
	else if(!strcmp((const char *)in_item_ref, "Menu Item 2"))

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About Tyler Young

Tyler is a software developer for X-Plane. Among other projects, he was in charge of the new X-Plane 11 user interface.
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