MenuItem.Parent Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets the parent menu item of the current menu item.

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

public MenuItem Parent { get; }
/** @property */
public MenuItem get_Parent ()

public function get Parent () : MenuItem

Property Value

A MenuItem that represents the parent menu item of the current menu item.

Use the Parent property to determine the parent menu item or to access its properties.

NoteNote

A root menu item does not have a parent menu item.

To access the submenu items of the current menu item, use the ChildItems property.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Parent property to access the parent menu item of a child menu item.


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

<script runat="server">

  void MenuItemClick_NavigationMenu(Object sender, MenuEventArgs e)
  {
    // Use the Parent property to access the 
    // parent menu item of the menu item clicked
    // by the user.
    MenuItem parentItem = e.Item.Parent;

    // Display the parent menu item.
    if (parentItem != null)
    {
      Message.Text = "You are in the " + parentItem.Text + 
        " category.";
    }
    else
    {
      Message.Text = "The selected menu item is a root menu item.";
    }
  }
  
</script>

<html>
  <body>
    <form runat="server">
    
      <h3>MenuItem Parent Example</h3>
    
      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        staticdisplaylevels="2"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical"
        onmenuitemclick="MenuItemClick_NavigationMenu"
        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>


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

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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