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MenuEventArgs.Item Property

Gets the menu item associated with the event raised.

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

public MenuItem Item { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.MenuItem
A MenuItem that represents the menu item associated with the event raised.

Use the Item property to access or modify the properties of the menu item associated with the event raised. For the MenuItemClick event, this item represents the menu item clicked by the user. For the MenuItemDataBound event, this item represents the menu item being bound to data.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Item property to access the properties of the menu item clicked by the user. The text of the selected menu item is displayed on the page.


<%@ 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 MenuItemClick_NavigationMenu(Object sender, MenuEventArgs e)
  {
    // Display the text of the menu item selected by the user.
    Message.Text = "You selected " + e.Item.Text + ".";
  }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>MenuEventArgs Item Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>MenuEventArgs Item Example</h3>

      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        staticdisplaylevels="2"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical"
        onmenuitemclick="MenuItemClick_NavigationMenu" 
        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>

.NET Framework

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

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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