How can I add a shortcut under Workspace > Tools to start a 3rd party tool?

Daniel Lipp

All menu entries for the Tool API are defined in the default.ini file in your tools subdirectory. If your menu entry should appear in the tools menu use:


In other words you just omit the parameter "-P", "-p" or "-c" (what would add the menues to the context menu of Projects, Packages or Classes.

FAQ Manager's Comment: This is covered in detail by the VAJ Help pages. In the Help system, look under Topics > Tasks > "Integrating external tools and classes." There is also a PDF file named toolint.pdf (or toolinj2.pdf if you're using a Java2 version of VAJ) that should be installed under the doc directory with VAJ.

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