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Menu.SelectedValue Property

Gets the value of the selected menu item.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public string SelectedValue { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The value of the selected menu item. The default is Empty, which indicates that no menu item is currently selected.

Use the SelectedValue property as a shortcut to determine the text of the selected menu item. To access the other properties of the selected menu item, use the SelectedItem property.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectedValue property to determine the text of the selected menu item in a Menu control.


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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

  void NavigationMenu_MenuItemClick(Object sender, MenuEventArgs e)
  {
    // Use the SelectedItem property to retrieve the selected
    // menu item.
    MenuItem selectedItem = NavigationMenu.SelectedItem;
    Message.Text = "You selected " + 
      NavigationMenu.SelectedItem.Text + ".";
  }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>Menu SelectedItem Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Menu SelectedItem Example</h3>

      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        staticdisplaylevels="2"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical"
        onmenuitemclick="NavigationMenu_MenuItemClick" 
        runat="server">

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

      </asp:menu>

      <hr/>

      <asp:label id="Message" 
        runat="server"/>

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.3, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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