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MenuItem.Enabled Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the MenuItem object is enabled, allowing the item to display a pop-out image and any child menu items.

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

[BrowsableAttribute(true)]
public bool Enabled { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the menu item is enabled; otherwise, false.

When this property is set to false, the menu item is disabled and no pop-out image indicating child items is displayed. Setting this property to false for a menu item essentially makes the menu item the end of that node, where no further levels are shown off of that node. The default value is true.

If you want the menu item to show any child items, but to not be "clickable" itself, use the Selectable property and set it to false.

The following example demonstrates how a menu item with the Enabled property set to false appears and functions in a menu.



<%@ Page Language="VB" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>Menu Selectable and Enabled properties Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Menu Selectable and Enabled properties Example</h3>
    Note that Home, set to Selectable=false, is unselectable, but still shows all child items.<br />
    Movies, set to Enabled=false, is unselectable, is greyed out, and does not show child items. <br />
      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        staticdisplaylevels="1"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical"
        target="_blank"  
        runat="server">

        <dynamicmenustyle backcolor="LightSkyBlue"
          forecolor="Black"
          borderstyle="Solid"
          borderwidth="1"
          bordercolor="Black" />

        <items>
          <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Home.aspx" 
            text="Non-Selectable"
            tooltip="Non-Selectable"
              Selectable="false">
            <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Music.aspx"
              text="Music"
              tooltip="Music">
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Classical.aspx" 
                text="Classical"
                tooltip="Classical"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Rock.aspx"
                text="Rock"
                tooltip="Rock"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Jazz.aspx"
                text="Jazz"
                tooltip="Jazz"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
            <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Movies.aspx"
              text="Disabled"
              tooltip="Disabled"
              Enabled="false">
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Action.aspx"
                text="Action"
                tooltip="Action"/>

              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Drama.aspx"
                text="Drama"
                tooltip="Drama"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Musical.aspx"
                text="Musical"
                tooltip="Musical"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
          </asp:menuitem>
        </items>

      </asp:menu>

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



.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.
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