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Menu.MenuItemCollection.Add Method (MenuItem)

Adds a previously created MenuItem to the end of the current menu.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

public virtual int Add (
	MenuItem item
)
public int Add (
	MenuItem item
)
public function Add (
	item : MenuItem
) : int

Parameters

item

The MenuItem to add.

Return Value

The zero-based index where the item is stored in 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.

This version of the Add method allows you to add previously created MenuItem objects to the end of the menu item collection.

The following code example creates an instance of the derived class, MainMenu, and adds a MenuItem to its collection of MenuItem objects. This example requires that the method defined in this example is located within the class for a form and called by a method in that form class.

private void InitializeMyMainMenu()
{
   // Create the MainMenu and the MenuItem to add.
   MainMenu mainMenu1 = new MainMenu();
   MenuItem menuItem1 = new MenuItem("&File");
   
   /* Use the MenuItems property to call the Add method
      to add the MenuItem to the MainMenu menu item collection. */
   mainMenu1.MenuItems.Add (menuItem1);

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


private void InitializeMyMainMenu()
{
    // Create the MainMenu and the MenuItem to add.
    MainMenu mainMenu1 = new MainMenu();
    MenuItem menuItem1 = new MenuItem("&File");

    /* Use the MenuItems property to call the Add method
       to add the MenuItem to the MainMenu menu item collection.
     */
    mainMenu1.get_MenuItems().Add(menuItem1);

    // Assign mainMenu1 to the form.
    this.set_Menu(mainMenu1);
} //InitializeMyMainMenu

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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