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MenuItem.Select Event

Occurs when the user places the pointer over a menu item.

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

public event EventHandler Select

This event is typically raised when the user places the mouse pointer over the menu item. The event can also be raised when the user highlights a menu item using the keyboard by scrolling to the menu item with the arrow keys. You can use this event to display a detailed help string pertaining to this menu item in an application's status bar. For more information about handling events, see Handling and Raising Events.

NoteNote

If the MenuItems property for the MenuItem contains any items, this event is not raised. This event is not raised for parent menu items.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Select event of the MenuItem class to assign help text to a StatusBarPanel of a StatusBar control. This example requires that MenuItem objects named menuOpen, menuSave, and menuExit are added to a MainMenu control on a form. The example also requires that a StatusBar control, named statusBar1 has been added to the form. The StatusBar control should contain a StatusBarPanel.

private void MenuSelected(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
   if (sender == menuOpen)
      statusBar1.Panels[0].Text = "Opens a file to edit";
   else if(sender == menuSave)
      statusBar1.Panels[0].Text = "Saves the current file";
   else if(sender == menuExit)
      statusBar1.Panels[0].Text = "Exits the application";
   else
      statusBar1.Panels[0].Text = "Ready";
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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