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After Effects UPDATED Menu Command-ID List

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For uses of scripting , both David Torno & AE-Enhancers community had the time and efford to publish these on their own, for helping users into their ExtendScript scripts coding and tool development.

But unfortunately many of the commands are still unkown and these lists are not updated since AE (12.2.1x5).

 

Does Adobe has an official guide / PDF or public acess to give users support into acessing all these commands to improve AE? Or even plans to publish one in the near future?

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Correct answer by shachar carmi | Adobe Community Professional

find any command id by name like so:
id = app.findMenuCommandId("copy");

command numbers change from time to time, so it might be good practice to aquire dynamically.

more info on the subject:
https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects/i-need-your-help-to-get-a-specific-menu-command-id-in-various-ae-versions/td-p/8702554?page=1

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After Effects UPDATED Menu Command-ID List

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Oct 03, 2020

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For uses of scripting , both David Torno & AE-Enhancers community had the time and efford to publish these on their own, for helping users into their ExtendScript scripts coding and tool development.

But unfortunately many of the commands are still unkown and these lists are not updated since AE (12.2.1x5).

 

Does Adobe has an official guide / PDF or public acess to give users support into acessing all these commands to improve AE? Or even plans to publish one in the near future?

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Correct answer by shachar carmi | Adobe Community Professional

find any command id by name like so:
id = app.findMenuCommandId("copy");

command numbers change from time to time, so it might be good practice to aquire dynamically.

more info on the subject:
https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects/i-need-your-help-to-get-a-specific-menu-command-id-in-various-ae-versions/td-p/8702554?page=1

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find any command id by name like so:
id = app.findMenuCommandId("copy");

command numbers change from time to time, so it might be good practice to aquire dynamically.

more info on the subject:
https://community.adobe.com/t5/after-effects/i-need-your-help-to-get-a-specific-menu-command-id-in-v...

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Yeah I would also recommend not learning the commands by the numbers, as it can change over different AE versions. My preferences is to use this version independent way:

app.executeCommand(app.findMenuCommandId("Close Project"));

 

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Shachar, Nathan, thanks both for your quick and response and precisous help.

Nathan, its a small world, since i follow your youtube channel, and a few days ago you posted a nice 3 code script that ALMOST 🙂 does what i wanted.

 

These command ID´s and names from what i understand, only work,, well... for AE menu commands. To be specific, what im looking is a "sub command" not existent in the main menu. In this case "Close Other Panels in Group" or "Close Other Panels in Timeline" - These both in the timeline panel options . or "Close Other Comp Views" in the drop down of the composition panel

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I updated this one fairly recently in case you haven't seen it:

https://bitbucket.org/justin2taylor/workspace/snippets/aLjjBE

And no, there's no offical list but you can find commands as Shachar mentioned with app.findMenuCommandId().

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