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 Overridable Function Add (
	caption As String
) As MenuItem

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 Sub InitializeMyMainMenu()
    ' Create the MainMenu.
    Dim mainMenu1 As 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.
    Me.Menu = mainMenu1
End Sub

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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