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MenuItemCollection.Contains Method

Determines whether the specified MenuItem object is in the collection.

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

public bool Contains(
	MenuItem c
)

Parameters

c
Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.MenuItem

The MenuItem to find.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the specified MenuItem object is contained in the collection; otherwise, false.

Use the Contains method to determine whether a MenuItem object is contained in the current MenuItemCollection object. The MenuItem and its properties is compared with the passed in value. This method is commonly used to test for the existence of a MenuItem object before performing a task, such as adding or removing a menu item from the collection.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Contains method to determine whether a MenuItem object is contained within a MenuItemCollection object.


<%@ 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 Contains method to determine whether the menu
    // item selected by the user is contained in the Items
    // collection of the Menu control. 
    if(NavigationMenu.Items.Contains(e.Item))
    {
      Message.Text = "You selected the root menu item.";
    }
    else
    {
      Message.Text = "You selected a submenu item.";
    }
  }

</script>

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

      <h3>MenuItemCollection Contains Example</h3>

      Select an item from the menu.
      <br/><br/>

      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        orientation="Vertical"
        target="_blank"
        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>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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