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MenuItem.Enabled Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the MenuItem object is enabled, allowing the item to display a pop-out image and any child menu items.

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

public bool Enabled { get; set; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_Enabled ()

/** @property */
public void set_Enabled (boolean value)

public function get Enabled () : boolean

public function set Enabled (value : boolean)

Not applicable.

Property Value

true if the menu item is enabled; otherwise, false.

When this property is set to false, the menu item is disabled and no pop-out image indicating child items is displayed. Setting this property to false for a menu item essentially makes the menu item the end of that node, where no further levels are shown off of that node. The default value is true.

If you want the menu item to show any child items, but to not be "clickable" itself, use the Selectable property and set it to false.

The following code example demonstrates how a menu item with the Enabled property set to false appears and functions in a menu.


<%@ Page Language="VB" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>Menu Selectable and Enabled properties Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    
      <h3>Menu Selectable and Enabled properties Example</h3>
    Note that Home, set to Selectable=false, is unselectable, but still shows all child items.<br />
    Movies, set to Enabled=false, is unselectable, is greyed out, and does not show child items. <br />
      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        staticdisplaylevels="1"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical"
        target="_blank"  
        runat="server">
        
        <dynamicmenustyle backcolor="LightSkyBlue"
          forecolor="Black"
          borderstyle="Solid"
          borderwidth="1"
          bordercolor="Black" />
      
        <items>
          <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Home.aspx" 
            text="Non-Selectable"
            tooltip="Non-Selectable"
              Selectable="false">
            <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Music.aspx"
              text="Music"
              tooltip="Music">
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Classical.aspx" 
                text="Classical"
                tooltip="Classical"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Rock.aspx"
                text="Rock"
                tooltip="Rock"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Jazz.aspx"
                text="Jazz"
                tooltip="Jazz"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
            <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Movies.aspx"
              text="Disabled"
              tooltip="Disabled"
              Enabled="false">
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Action.aspx"
                text="Action"
                tooltip="Action"/>
                 
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Drama.aspx"
                text="Drama"
                tooltip="Drama"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Musical.aspx"
                text="Musical"
                tooltip="Musical"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
          </asp:menuitem>
        </items>
      
      </asp:menu>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>


Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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