Menu.SelectedItem Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets the selected menu item.

Namespace: System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public MenuItem SelectedItem { get; }
/** @property */
public MenuItem get_SelectedItem ()

public function get SelectedItem () : MenuItem

Property Value

A MenuItem that represents the selected menu item.

Use the SelectedItem property to determine the menu item selected by the user.

NoteNote

As a shortcut, you can also determine the text of the selected menu item directly by using the SelectedValue property.

When the user selects a menu item from a Menu control, the MenuItemClick event is raised, which allows you to perform a custom routine by providing an event handler.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectedItem property to determine the selected menu item in a Menu control.


<%@ Page Language="C#" %>

<script runat="server">

  void NavigationMenu_MenuItemClick(Object sender, MenuEventArgs e)
  {
    // Use the SelectedItem property to retrieve the selected
    // menu item.
    MenuItem selectedItem = NavigationMenu.SelectedItem;
    Message.Text = "You selected " + 
      NavigationMenu.SelectedItem.Text + ".";
  }
  
</script>

<html>
  <body>
    <form runat="server">
    
      <h3>Menu SelectedItem Example</h3>

      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        staticdisplaylevels="2"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical"
        onmenuitemclick="NavigationMenu_MenuItemClick" 
        runat="server">
      
        <items>
          <asp:menuitem text="Home"
            tooltip="Home">
            <asp:menuitem text="Music"
              tooltip="Music">
              <asp:menuitem text="Classical"
                tooltip="Classical"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Rock"
                tooltip="Rock"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Jazz"
                tooltip="Jazz"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
            <asp:menuitem text="Movies"
              tooltip="Movies">
              <asp:menuitem text="Action"
                tooltip="Action"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Drama"
                tooltip="Drama"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Musical"
                tooltip="Musical"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
          </asp:menuitem>
        </items>
      
      </asp:menu>
      
      <hr/>
      
      <asp:label id="Message" 
        runat="server"/>

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


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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