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MenuItem.Selected Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the current menu item is selected in a Menu control.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
[BrowsableAttribute(true)]
public bool Selected { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to indicate that the current menu item is selected in a Menu control; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Use the Selected property to specify or determine whether the current menu item is selected.

NoteNote

Although the property can be used to determine whether a menu item is selected, it is more common to use the SelectedItem property.

Only one menu item can be selected at a time in the Menu control.

The following example demonstrates how to use the Selected property to select a specific menu item in a Menu control when the page is first loaded. For this example to work correctly, you must copy the sample site map data below to a file named Web.sitemap.



<%@ 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_MenuItemDataBound(Object sender, MenuEventArgs e)
  {
    // Get the menu item being bound to data.
    MenuItem item = e.Item;

    // Use the Selected property to select the Home 
    // menu item when the page is first loaded.
    if (item.Text == "Home")
    {
      item.Selected = true;
    }
  }

</script>

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

      <h3>MenuItem Selected Example</h3>

      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        staticdisplaylevels="2"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical"
        target="_blank"
        datasourceid="MenuSource"
        onmenuitemdatabound="NavigationMenu_MenuItemDataBound" 
        runat="server">

        <staticselectedstyle backcolor="Yellow"/>

      </asp:menu>

      <asp:sitemapdatasource id="MenuSource"
        runat="server"/>        

    </form>
  </body>
</html>



The following is sample site map data for the previous example.

<siteMap>

<siteMapNode url="~\Home.aspx"

title="Home"

description="Home">

<siteMapNode url="~\Music.aspx"

title="Music"

description="Music">

<siteMapNode url="~\Classical.aspx"

title="Classical"

description="Classical"/>

<siteMapNode url="~\Rock.aspx"

title="Rock"

description="Rock"/>

<siteMapNode url="~\Jazz.aspx"

title="Jazz"

description="Jazz"/>

</siteMapNode>

<siteMapNode url="~\Movies.aspx"

title="Movies"

description="Movies">

<siteMapNode url="~\Action.aspx"

title="Action"

description="Action"/>

<siteMapNode url="~\Drama.aspx"

title="Drama"

description="Drama"/>

<siteMapNode url="~\Musical.aspx"

title="Musical"

description="Musical"/>

</siteMapNode>

</siteMapNode>

</siteMap>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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