Command order in engine

Is there an official way to control how app commands are ordered in the engine menu?

I’ve modified in tk-core to use an ordered dict instead of an normal dict for __commands and __command_pool.

That at least preserves the order I register the commands in.
I’m not sure if that would break in more complicated setups.

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Hi Joe

Looking at the Maya engine as an example, the engine is responsible for how the menu is ordered.

The group order is:

  • Context menu items
  • Favourites
  • All apps

But other than those three groupings, the order in Maya’s case is specifically sorted by name. Other engines may behave differently, though.
I’m not aware of a specific scenario where an ordered dictionary would break things, but you would have to test.