How to Add Hot Key Display to a Menu Item

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The Menu Editor now has built-in support for the following technique.

Many programs have "direct action" Hot Keys assigned to commonly used menu items. The usual way to display these is aligned to the right in the item's text. Here's the "secret" to aligning the hot keys -- the ASCII tab character (ASCII 9).

Make your menu text look like this:

 

    ITEM('&Customers<9>Alt+F3'),USE(?ViewCustomers),KEY(AltF3)

 

You can now add this directly to the Menu Editor through the Text property.