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Add-Ins can use EA_GetRibbonCategory events to identify the Ribbon in which the Add-In should place its menu icon.
This event occurs when Enterprise Architect first loads your Add-In. Enterprise Architect itself is loading at this time so that while a Repository object is supplied, there is limited information that you can extract from it.
The chief use for EA_GetRibbonCategory is in initializing the Add-In access point.
Function EA_GetRibbonCategory (Repository As EA.Repository) As String
The EA_GetRibbonCategory function syntax has this parameter:
Description: An EA.Repository object representing the currently open Enterprise Architect model. Poll its members to retrieve model data and user interface status information.
A string matching the name of the selected ribbon (in English if you are using a translated version). The possible names are:
It is not possible to include Add-Ins in the Specification - Specify ribbon or Documentation - Edit ribbon.
If the function isn't implemented (or if an invalid name is returned) the 'Add-In' menu will be available from the Extend ribbon, 'Add-Ins' panel.