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Menu.SelectedItem Property

Gets the selected menu item.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public MenuItem SelectedItem { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.MenuItem
A MenuItem that represents the selected menu item.

Use the SelectedItem property to determine the menu item selected by the user.

NoteNote

As a shortcut, you can also determine the text of the selected menu item directly by using the SelectedValue property.

When the user selects a menu item from a Menu control, the MenuItemClick event is raised, which allows you to perform a custom routine by providing an event handler.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SelectedItem property to determine the selected menu item in a Menu control.


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

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

  void NavigationMenu_MenuItemClick(Object sender, MenuEventArgs e)
  {
    // Use the SelectedItem property to retrieve the selected
    // menu item.
    MenuItem selectedItem = NavigationMenu.SelectedItem;
    Message.Text = "You selected " + 
      NavigationMenu.SelectedItem.Text + ".";
  }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>Menu SelectedItem Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Menu SelectedItem Example</h3>

      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        staticdisplaylevels="2"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical"
        onmenuitemclick="NavigationMenu_MenuItemClick" 
        runat="server">

        <items>
          <asp:menuitem text="Home"
            tooltip="Home">
            <asp:menuitem text="Music"
              tooltip="Music">
              <asp:menuitem text="Classical"
                tooltip="Classical"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Rock"
                tooltip="Rock"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Jazz"
                tooltip="Jazz"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
            <asp:menuitem text="Movies"
              tooltip="Movies">
              <asp:menuitem text="Action"
                tooltip="Action"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Drama"
                tooltip="Drama"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Musical"
                tooltip="Musical"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
          </asp:menuitem>
        </items>

      </asp:menu>

      <hr/>

      <asp:label id="Message" 
        runat="server"/>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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