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Menu.SelectedValue Property

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

Gets the value of the selected menu item.

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

public string SelectedValue { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_SelectedValue ()

public function get SelectedValue () : String

Property Value

The value of the selected menu item. The default is Empty, which indicates that no menu item is currently selected.

Use the SelectedValue property as a shortcut to determine the text of the selected menu item. To access the other properties of the selected menu item, use the SelectedItem property.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectedValue property to determine the text of 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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