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Menu.Target Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets the target window or frame in which to display the Web page content associated with a menu item.

Namespace: System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public string Target { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_Target ()

/** @property */
public void set_Target (String value)

public function get Target () : String

public function set Target (value : String)

Property Value

The target window or frame in which to display the linked Web page content. The default value is an empty string (""), which refreshes the window or frame with focus.

Use the Target property to specify the window or frame in which to display the Web content linked to a menu item when that menu item is clicked. Values must begin with a letter in the range of A through Z (case-insensitive), except for certain special values that begin with an underscore, as shown in the following table.

Target value

Description

_blank

Renders the content in a new window without frames.

_parent

Renders the content in the immediate frameset parent.

_search

Renders the content in the search pane.

_self

Renders the content in the frame with focus.

_top

Renders the content in the full window without frames.

NoteNote

Check your browser documentation to determine if the _search value is supported. For example, Internet Explorer versions 5.0 and above support the _search target value

This property applies to all menu items in a Menu control. You can selectively override this property by setting the Target property of each MenuItem object directly.

NoteNote

The Target property renders as a target attribute. The target attribute on anchor elements is not allowed in the XHTML 1.1 strict document type definition. Do not set the Target property if the rendered output for the HyperLink must be XHTML 1.1 compliant. For more information, refer to the topic ASP.NET and XHTML.

When creating accessible Web pages, it is strongly recommended you avoid using the Target property to target another window. For more information, see ASP.NET Accessibility.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Target property to specify that the content linked to each menu item should be displayed in a new window when the user clicks that menu item.


<%@ Page Language="C#" %>

<html>
  <body>
    <form runat="server">
    
      <h3>Menu Target Example</h3>
    
      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        staticdisplaylevels="2"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical"
        target="_blank"  
        runat="server">

        <items>
          <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Home.aspx" 
            text="Home"
            tooltip="Home">
            <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Music.aspx"
              text="Music"
              tooltip="Music">
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Classical.aspx" 
                text="Classical"
                tooltip="Classical"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Rock.aspx"
                text="Rock"
                tooltip="Rock"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Jazz.aspx"
                text="Jazz"
                tooltip="Jazz"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
            <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Movies.aspx"
              text="Movies"
              tooltip="Movies">
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Action.aspx"
                text="Action"
                tooltip="Action"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Drama.aspx"
                text="Drama"
                tooltip="Drama"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Musical.aspx"
                text="Musical"
                tooltip="Musical"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
          </asp:menuitem>
        </items>
      
      </asp:menu>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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