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MenuItem Constructor (String)

Initializes a new instance of the MenuItem class with a specified caption for the menu item.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

'Declaration
Public Sub New ( _
	text As String _
)

Parameters

text
Type: System.String

The caption for the menu item.

When you specify a caption for your menu item with the text parameter, you can also specify an access key by placing an '&' character before the character to be used as the access key. For example, to specify the "F" in "File" as an access key, you would specify the caption for the menu item as "&File". You can use this feature to provide keyboard navigation for your menus.

Setting the text parameter to "-" causes your menu item to be displayed as a separator (a horizontal line) rather than a standard menu item.

The following code example creates a MenuItem that specifies the caption of the menu item at the time it is constructed.

Public Sub CreateMyMenus()
     ' Create an instance of a MenuItem with a specified caption.
     menuItem1 = New MenuItem("&File")
 End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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