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MenuItem.MergeType Property

Gets or sets a value indicating the behavior of this menu item when its menu is merged with another.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public MenuMerge MergeType { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.MenuMerge
A MenuMerge value that represents the menu item's merge type.


The assigned value is not one of the MenuMerge values.

The merge type of a menu item indicates how the menu item behaves when it has the same merge order as another menu item being merged. You can use merged menus to create a consolidated menu based on two or more existing menus.

The following code example creates a MenuItem with the MergeType and MergeOrder specified so that the menu item is added to the merged menu at first position.

public void InitMyFileMenu()
   // Set the MergeType to Add so that the menu item is added to the merged menu.
   menuItem1.MergeType = MenuMerge.Add;
   // Set the MergeOrder to 1 so that this menu item is placed lower in the merged menu order.
   menuItem1.MergeOrder = 1;

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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