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MenuItem.Click Event

Occurs when a MenuItem is clicked.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation
public event RoutedEventHandler Click
<object Click="RoutedEventHandler" .../>

Identifier field


Routing strategy




The Click event does not occur if the MenuItem has a submenu.

The following example creates a Menu to manipulate text in a TextBox. The Menu contains MenuItem objects that use the Command, IsCheckable, and Header properties and the Checked, Unchecked, and Click events.

  <MenuItem Header="_Edit">
    <MenuItem Command="ApplicationCommands.Copy"/>
    <MenuItem Command="ApplicationCommands.Cut"/>
    <MenuItem Command="ApplicationCommands.Paste"/>
  <MenuItem Header="_Font">
    <MenuItem Header="_Bold" IsCheckable="True"
    <MenuItem Header="_Italic" IsCheckable="True"
    <MenuItem Header="I_ncrease Font Size"
    <MenuItem Header="_Decrease Font Size"
<TextBox Name="textBox1" TextWrapping="Wrap"
  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

private void Bold_Checked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    textBox1.FontWeight = FontWeights.Bold;

private void Bold_Unchecked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    textBox1.FontWeight = FontWeights.Normal;

private void Italic_Checked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    textBox1.FontStyle = FontStyles.Italic;

private void Italic_Unchecked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    textBox1.FontStyle = FontStyles.Normal;

private void IncreaseFont_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    if (textBox1.FontSize < 18)
        textBox1.FontSize += 2;

private void DecreaseFont_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    if (textBox1.FontSize > 10)
        textBox1.FontSize -= 2;

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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