Menu.MenuItems Property (Visio)

Returns the MenuItems collection of a Menu object. Read-only.


expression. MenuItems

expression A variable that represents a Menu object.

Return Value



Note Starting with Visio, the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface (UI) replaces the previous system of layered menus, toolbars, and task panes. VBA objects and members that you used to customize the user interface in previous versions of Visio are still available in Visio, but they function differently.

If a Menu object represents a hierarchical menu, its MenuItems collection contains submenu items. Otherwise, its MenuItems collection is empty.


This Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro shows how to use the Menus property to get the Menus collection of a MenuSet object. It adds a menu and menu item to the user interface and sets the Caption property of the menu and menu item.

To restore the built-in user interface in Microsoft Visio after you run this macro, call the ThisDocument.ClearCustomMenus method.

Public Sub Menus_Example() 
 Dim vsoUIObject As Visio.UIObject 
 Dim vsoMenuSets As Visio.MenuSets 
 Dim vsoMenuSet As Visio.MenuSet 
 Dim vsoMenus As Visio.Menus 
 Dim vsoMenu As Visio.Menu 
 Dim vsoMenuItems As Visio.MenuItems 
 Dim vsoMenuItem As Visio.MenuItem 
 'Get a UIObject object that represents Microsoft Office Visio built-in menus. 
 Set vsoUIObject = Visio.Application.BuiltInMenus 
 'Get the MenuSets collection. 
 Set vsoMenuSets = vsoUIObject.MenuSets 
 'Get the drawing window menu set. 
 Set vsoMenuSet = vsoMenuSets.ItemAtId(visUIObjSetDrawing) 
 'Get the Menus collection. 
 Set vsoMenus = vsoMenuSet.Menus 
 'Add a new menu before the Window menu. 
 Set vsoMenu = vsoMenus.AddAt(7) 
 vsoMenu.Caption = "MyNewMenu" 
 'Get the MenuItems collection. 
 Set vsoMenuItems = vsoMenu.MenuItems 
 'Add a menu item to the new menu. 
 Set vsoMenuItem = vsoMenuItems.Add 
 'Set the Caption property for the new menu item. 
 vsoMenuItem.Caption = "&;MyNewMenuItem" 
 'Tell Visio to use the new UI when the document is active. 
 ThisDocument.SetCustomMenus vsoUIObject 
End Sub