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MenuItem.DataItem Property

Gets the data item that is bound to the menu item.

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

public Object DataItem { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Object
An Object that represents the data item that is bound to the menu item. The default value is null, which indicates that the menu item is not bound to any data item.

When the Menu control is bound to a data source, such as an XmlDataSource object, this property is set to the data item that is bound to this specific menu item. This property is commonly used to access the value of the data item.


This property is available only after data binding has occurred.

.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.