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Menu.SelectedItem Property

Gets the selected menu item.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public MenuItem SelectedItem { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.MenuItem
A MenuItem that represents the selected menu item.

Use the SelectedItem property to determine the menu item selected by the user.

NoteNote:

As a shortcut, you can also determine the text of the selected menu item directly by using the SelectedValue property.

When the user selects a menu item from a Menu control, the MenuItemClick event is raised, which allows you to perform a custom routine by providing an event handler.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectedItem property to determine 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>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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