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MenuItem.Depth Property

Gets the level at which a menu item is displayed.

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

public int Depth { get; }
/** @property */
public int get_Depth ()

public function get Depth () : int

Not applicable.

Property Value

The level at which a menu item is displayed.

Use the Depth property to determine the depth of the menu item. The depth indicates the level at which a menu item is displayed and represents the number of levels of hierarchy between the current menu item and the root menu item. For example, a root menu item has a depth of 0. A submenu item of the root menu item has a depth of 1, and so on.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Depth property to determine the depth of a menu item.


<%@ 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 Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    // If the Menu control contains any root nodes, perform a
    // preorder traversal of the tree and display the text of 
    // nodes with a depth of 2.
    if (NavigationMenu.Items.Count > 0)
    {

      // Iterate through the root menu items in the Items collection.
      foreach (MenuItem item in NavigationMenu.Items)
      {

        DisplayChildMenuText(item);

      }

    }
    else
    {

      Message.Text = "The Menu control does not have any items.";

    }
  }

  void DisplayChildMenuText(MenuItem item)
  {

    // Use the Depth property to determine the depth of a 
    // menu item. Display only items with a depth of 2.
    if (item.Depth == 2)
    {
      Message.Text += item.Text + "<br />";
    }

    // Iterate through the child menu items of the parent menu item 
    // passed into this method, and display their values.
    foreach (MenuItem childItem in item.ChildItems)
    {

      // Recursively call the DisplayChildMenuText method to
      // traverse the tree.
      DisplayChildMenuText(childItem);

    }

  }
  
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>MenuItem Depth Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    
      <h3>MenuItem Depth Example</h3>
    
      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        staticdisplaylevels="2"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical"
        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/>
      
      Menu items with a depth of 2:<br/><br/>
      <asp:label id="Message" 
        runat="server"/>

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


Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0
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