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Menu.MenuItemCollection.Add Method (String)

Adds a new MenuItem, to the end of the current menu, with a specified caption.

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

public virtual MenuItem Add(
	string caption
)

Parameters

caption
Type: System.String

The caption of the menu item.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.MenuItem
A MenuItem that represents the menu item being added to the collection.

A MenuItem can only be contained in one menu at a time, and cannot be added more than once to the same menu. To reuse a MenuItem in more than one menu, use the CloneMenu method of the MenuItem class. To remove a MenuItem that you have previously added, use the Remove method.

The following code example uses the derived class MainMenu to create a main menu, mainMenu1, that has two MenuItem objects added to its MenuItems collection. The code then assigns mainMenu1 to the Menu property of the Form. This example requires that the code defined in this example is located with in a form.

private void InitializeMyMainMenu()
{
   // Create the MainMenu.
   MainMenu mainMenu1 = new MainMenu();

   /* Use the MenuItems property to call the Add method
      to add two new MenuItem objects to the MainMenu. */
   mainMenu1.MenuItems.Add ("&File");
   mainMenu1.MenuItems.Add ("&Edit");

   // Assign mainMenu1 to the form. 
   this.Menu = mainMenu1;
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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