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Application.WindowBeforeRightClick Event (PowerPoint)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Occurs when you right-click a shape, a slide, a notes page, or some text. This event is triggered by the MouseUp event.


expression. WindowBeforeRightClick( Sel, Cancel )

expression A variable that represents an Application object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
SelRequiredSelectionThe selection below the mouse pointer when the right-click occurred.
CancelRequiredBooleanFalse when the event occurs. If the event procedure sets this argument to True, the default context menu does not appear when the procedure is finished.


This example creates a duplicate of the selected shape. If the shape has a text frame, it adds the text "Duplicate Shape" to the new shape. Setting the Cancel argument to True then prevents the default context menu from appearing.

Private Sub App_WindowBeforeRightClick(ByVal Sel As Selection, ByVal Cancel As Boolean)

    With ActivePresentation.Selection.ShapeRange

        If .HasTextFrame Then

            .Duplicate.TextFrame.TextRange.Text = "Duplicate Shape"



        End If

        Cancel = True

    End With

End Sub

See also


Application Object

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