Function Reference


Sets the itemtext of a tray menu/item control.

TrayItemSetText ( controlID, text )


controlID The control identifier (controlID) as returned by a TrayCreateItem or TrayCreateMenu function.
text The new text of the tray menu/item control.

Return Value

Success: 1.
Failure: 0.


To change the itemtext of the default menuitems (Script Paused/Exit) use the constants $TRAY_ITEM_EXIT and $TRAY_ITEM_PAUSE as controlID.

The above constants are defined in #include <TrayConstants.au3>.


TrayCreateItem, TrayCreateMenu, TrayItemGetText


#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <StringConstants.au3>
#include <TrayConstants.au3> ; Required for the $TRAY_ICONSTATE_SHOW, $TRAY_ITEM_EXIT and $TRAY_ITEM_PAUSE constants.

Opt("TrayAutoPause", 0) ; The script will not pause when selecting the tray icon.
Opt("TrayMenuMode", 2) ; Items are not checked when selected.


Func Example()
        Local $idRandom = TrayCreateItem("Random:") ; Select this item to change the text with a random number.
        TrayCreateItem("") ; Create a separator line.

        Local $idAbout = TrayCreateItem("About")

        TraySetState($TRAY_ICONSTATE_SHOW) ; Show the tray menu.

        TrayItemSetText($TRAY_ITEM_EXIT, "Exit Program") ; Set the text of the default 'Exit' item.
        TrayItemSetText($TRAY_ITEM_PAUSE, "Pause Program") ; Set the text of the default 'Pause' item.

        While 1
                Switch TrayGetMsg()
                        Case $idAbout ; Display a message box about the AutoIt version and installation path of the AutoIt executable.
                                MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", "AutoIt tray menu example." & @CRLF & @CRLF & _
                                                "Version: " & @AutoItVersion & @CRLF & _
                                                "Install Path: " & StringLeft(@AutoItExe, StringInStr(@AutoItExe, "\", $STR_NOCASESENSEBASIC, -1) - 1)) ; Find the folder of a full path.

                        Case $idRandom
                                ; Set the text of the 'Random' item with a random integer.
                                TrayItemSetText($idRandom, "Random: " & Int(Random(1, 10, 1)))

EndFunc   ;==>Example