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Menu.MenuItemDataBound Event

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
<asp:Menu OnMenuItemDataBound="MenuEventHandler" />

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#" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<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 + ")";


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

      <h3>Menu MenuItemDataBound Example</h3>

      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"


      <asp:SiteMapDataSource id="MenuSource"


.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.