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Menu.Items Property

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

Gets a MenuItemCollection object that contains all menu items in the Menu control.

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

'Declaration
Public ReadOnly Property Items As MenuItemCollection
'Usage
Dim instance As Menu
Dim value As MenuItemCollection

value = instance.Items

/** @property */
public MenuItemCollection get_Items ()

public function get Items () : MenuItemCollection

Property Value

A MenuItemCollection that contains all menu items in the Menu control.

Use the Items property (collection) to get a MenuItemCollection object that contains all the menu items in a Menu control. This collection is commonly used to quickly iterate through all the menu items, or to access a specific menu item.

The Items collection can also be used to programmatically manage the menu items. You can add, insert, remove, and retrieve MenuItem collection objects. Any updates to the collection will automatically be reflected in the Menu control after the next round trip to the server.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Items collection to traverse the menu items in the Menu control.


<%@ Page Language="VB" %>

<script runat="server">

  Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs)

    ' If the Menu control contains any root nodes, perform a
    ' preorder traversal of the tree and display the text of 
    ' each node.
    If NavigationMenu.Items.Count > 0 Then
    

      ' Iterate through the root menu items in the Items collection.
      Dim item As MenuItem
      For Each item In NavigationMenu.Items

        ' Display the menu items.
        DisplayChildMenuText(item)

      Next

    Else

      Message.Text = "The Menu control does not have any items."

    End If
      
  End Sub

  Sub DisplayChildMenuText(ByVal item As MenuItem)

    ' Display the menu item's text value.
    Message.Text &= item.Text & "<br>"

    ' Iterate through the child menu items of the parent menu item 
    ' passed into this method, and display their values.
    Dim childItem As MenuItem
    For Each childItem In item.ChildItems

      ' Recursively call the DisplayChildMenuText method to
      ' traverse the tree and display all child menu items.
      DisplayChildMenuText(childItem)

    Next

  End Sub
  
</script>

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


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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