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Menu.MenuItemCollection.Add Method (String)

Adds a new MenuItem, to the end of the current menu, with a specified caption.

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

public virtual MenuItem Add(
	string caption
)

Parameters

caption
Type: System.String

The caption of the menu item.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.MenuItem
A MenuItem that represents the menu item being added to the collection.

A MenuItem can only be contained in one menu at a time, and cannot be added more than once to the same menu. To reuse a MenuItem in more than one menu, use the CloneMenu method of the MenuItem class. To remove a MenuItem that you have previously added, use the Remove method.

The following code example uses the derived class MainMenu to create a main menu, mainMenu1, that has two MenuItem objects added to its MenuItems collection. The code then assigns mainMenu1 to the Menu property of the Form. This example requires that the code defined in this example is located with in a form.

private void InitializeMyMainMenu()
{
   // Create the MainMenu.
   MainMenu mainMenu1 = new MainMenu();

   /* Use the MenuItems property to call the Add method
      to add two new MenuItem objects to the MainMenu. */
   mainMenu1.MenuItems.Add ("&File");
   mainMenu1.MenuItems.Add ("&Edit");

   // Assign mainMenu1 to the form. 
   this.Menu = mainMenu1;
}
   

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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