Add a Context Menu Item to the Text Editor Context Menu - Cloud - Author-it

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Use the TextEditorAddArgs class to add a menu item to the text editor context menu. The screen shot below shows a context menu item named Hello Plugin added to the context menu for the text editor.

The code below is shows an example of adding the context menu item plug-in shown above.

public class PluginManager : IPlugin


private AitApplicationProxy proxy; //Create a class-scoped field for the proxy

public PluginManager(AitApplicationProxy applicationProxy)


TextEditorAddArgs helloEditorContextItem = new TextEditorAddArgs(); //Initialize a new instance of the TextEditorAddArgs class

helloEditorContextItem.IconImage = Properties.Resources.debug_add_16; //Set the image to a resource in the assembly

helloEditorContextItem.OnClick = helloContextItem_OnClick; //Set the OnClick event handler

helloEditorContextItem.PluginName = "Hello Plugin"; //Set the unique name (and display name) for the context item

proxy.AddPluginToTextEditorMenu(helloEditorContextItem); //Use the proxy to add the context menu item


private void helloContextItem_OnClick(Object sender, AuthoritEventArgs e)


//Plug-in code goes here