Menu.MenuItemDataBound Event

Note: This event is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Occurs when a menu item in a Menu control is bound to data.

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

public event MenuEventHandler MenuItemDataBound
/** @event */
public void add_MenuItemDataBound (MenuEventHandler value)

/** @event */
public void remove_MenuItemDataBound (MenuEventHandler value)

JScript supports the use of events, but not the declaration of new ones.

The MenuItemDataBound event is raised when a menu item is bound to data in a Menu control. This allows you to provide an event handler that performs a custom routine, such as adding custom content or modifying a menu item before it is rendered, whenever this event occurs.

A MenuEventArgs object is passed to the event handler, which allows you to access the properties of the menu item that raised the event.

For more information about handling events, see Consuming Events.

The following code example demonstrates how to create an event handler for the MenuItemDataBound event that modifies the text of the Home menu item before it is displayed in a Menu control.

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

<script runat="server">

  void NavigationMenu_MenuItemDataBound(Object sender, MenuEventArgs e)
    // Modify the text of the Home menu item by 
    // adding parenthesis around the text. 
    if (e.Item.Text == "Home")
      e.Item.Text = "(" + e.Item.Text + ")";

    <form runat="server">
      <h3>Menu MenuItemDataBound Example</h3>
      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"

      <asp:SiteMapDataSource id="MenuSource"


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, 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