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MenuItem.IsSubmenuOpen Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the submenu of the MenuItem is open.

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

'Declaration
<BrowsableAttribute(False)> _
<BindableAttribute(True)> _
Public Property IsSubmenuOpen As Boolean
<object IsSubmenuOpen="bool" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the submenu of the MenuItem is open; otherwise, false. The default is false.

When IsSubmenuOpen is set to true, mouse capture is set to the MenuItem and its subtree.

The following example shows how to open a submenu of a MenuItem. In this example, the MenuItem called fileMenu contains a MenuItem called recentFiles that has a submenu. When fileMenu is opened, the SubmenuOpened event is raised and the FileMenu_Opened event handler opens the submenu of recentFiles.

<Menu>
  <MenuItem Name="fileMenu"
            Header="_File"
            SubmenuOpened="FileMenu_Opened">

    <MenuItem Name="recentFiles" 
              Header="Recent files">

      <MenuItem Header="file 1"
                IsCheckable="True"/>

      <MenuItem Header="file 2"
                IsCheckable="True"/>
    </MenuItem>
    <Separator/>
    <MenuItem Name="closeMenu" 
              Header="Close all Files"/>
  </MenuItem>
</Menu>
		Private Sub FileMenu_Opened(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)
			If sender Is e.Source Then
				recentFiles.IsSubmenuOpen = True
				Keyboard.Focus(recentFiles)
			End If
		End Sub

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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