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Menu Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the Menu class.

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

public Menu()

Use this constructor to create and initialize a new instance of the Menu class. To dynamically add a Menu control to a page, create a new Menu object, set its properties, and then add it to the Controls collection of a container control, such as PlaceHolder.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the constructor to dynamically add a Menu control to a page.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<script runat="server">

  void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)

    // Create a new Menu control.
    Menu newMenu = new Menu();

    // Set the properties of the Menu control.
    newMenu.ID = "NavigationMenu";
    newMenu.DisappearAfter = 2000;
    newMenu.Orientation = Orientation.Vertical;
    newMenu.Target = "_blank";
    newMenu.StaticMenuItemStyle.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Black;
    newMenu.DynamicMenuItemStyle.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Gray;

    // Create the menu structure.

    // Create the root menu item.
    MenuItem homeMenuItem;
    homeMenuItem = CreateMenuItem("Home", "Home.aspx", "Home");

    // Create the submenu items.
    MenuItem musicSubMenuItem;
    musicSubMenuItem = CreateMenuItem("Music", "Music.aspx", "Music");

    MenuItem moviesSubMenuItem;
    moviesSubMenuItem = CreateMenuItem("Movies", "Movies.aspx", "Movies");

    // Add the submenu items to the ChildItems
    // collection of the root menu item.

    // Add the root menu item to the ItemsCollection 
    // of the Menu control.

    // Add the Menu control to the Controls collection
    // of the PlaceHolder control.


  MenuItem CreateMenuItem(String text, String url, String toolTip)

    // Create a new MenuItem object.
    MenuItem menuItem = new MenuItem();

    // Set the properties of the MenuItem object using
    // the specified parameters.
    menuItem.Text = text;
    menuItem.NavigateUrl = url;
    menuItem.ToolTip = toolTip;

    return menuItem;



<html xmlns="" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>Menu Constructor Example</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Menu Constructor Example</h3>

      <asp:placeholder id="MenuPlaceHolder"


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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