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Form.Menu Property

Gets or sets the MainMenu that is displayed in the form.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public MainMenu Menu { get; set; }
/** @property */
public MainMenu get_Menu ()

/** @property */
public void set_Menu (MainMenu value)

public function get Menu () : MainMenu

public function set Menu (value : MainMenu)

Property Value

A MainMenu that represents the menu to display in the form.

You can use this property to switch between complete menu sets at run time. For example, you can define one MainMenu to be displayed when your multiple-document interface (MDI) form has no active MDI child forms and another MainMenu to display when a child window is displayed. You can also use a different MainMenu when specific conditions exist in your application that require displaying a different menu set.

The following code example creates a MainMenu, assigns two MenuItem objects to the MainMenu and binds it to a form. This example requires that you have a Form created that is named Form1.

public void CreateMyMainMenu()
{
   // Create an empty MainMenu.
   MainMenu mainMenu1 = new MainMenu();

   MenuItem menuItem1 = new MenuItem();
   MenuItem menuItem2 = new MenuItem();

   menuItem1.Text = "File";
   menuItem2.Text = "Edit";
   // Add two MenuItem objects to the MainMenu.
   mainMenu1.MenuItems.Add(menuItem1);
   mainMenu1.MenuItems.Add(menuItem2);
   
   // Bind the MainMenu to Form1.
   Menu = mainMenu1;   
}


public void CreateMyMainMenu()
{
    // Create an empty MainMenu.
    MainMenu mainMenu1 = new MainMenu();
    MenuItem menuItem1 = new MenuItem();
    MenuItem menuItem2 = new MenuItem();

    menuItem1.set_Text("File");
    menuItem2.set_Text("Edit");

    // Add two MenuItem objects to the MainMenu.
    mainMenu1.get_MenuItems().Add(menuItem1);
    mainMenu1.get_MenuItems().Add(menuItem2);

    // Bind the MainMenu to Form1.
    set_Menu(mainMenu1);
} //CreateMyMainMenu

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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