MenuItem Constructor (String^, EventHandler^, Shortcut)

 
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Initializes a new instance of the class with a specified caption, event handler, and associated shortcut key for the menu item.

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

public:
MenuItem(
	String^ text,
	EventHandler^ onClick,
	Shortcut shortcut
)

Parameters

text
Type: System::String^

The caption for the menu item.

onClick
Type: System::EventHandler^

The EventHandler that handles the Click event for this menu item.

shortcut
Type: System.Windows.Forms::Shortcut

One of the Shortcut values.

When you specify a caption for your menu item with the text parameter, you can also specify an access key by placing an '&' before the character to be used as the access key. For example, to specify the "F" in "File" as an access key, you would specify the caption for the menu item as "&File". You can use this feature to provide keyboard navigation for your menus. This constructor also enables you to specify a shortcut key in addition to an access key to provide keyboard navigation. Shortcut keys allow you to specify a combination of keys that can be used to activate the menu item.

Setting the text parameter to "-" causes your menu item to be displayed as a separator (a horizontal line) rather than a standard menu item.

In addition, you can use this constructor to specify a delegate that will handle the Click event for the menu item being created. The EventHandler that you pass to this constructor must be configured to call an event handler that can handle the Click event. For more information on handling events, see Handling and Raising Events.

The following code example creates an object with a specified caption, shortcut key, and an event handler connected to a method that will handle the event for the menu item.

public:
   void CreateMyMenuItem()
   {
      // Create a MenuItem with caption, shortcut key, and an event handler
      // specified.
      MenuItem^ MenuItem1 = gcnew MenuItem( "&New",
         gcnew System::EventHandler( this, &Form1::MenuItem1_Click ), Shortcut::CtrlL );
   }

private:
   // The following method is an event handler for menuItem1 to use when
   // connecting the event handler.
   void MenuItem1_Click( Object^ sender, EventArgs^ e )
   {
      // Code goes here that handles the Click event.
   }

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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