Parent Property
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MenuItem.Parent Property

Gets the parent menu item of the current menu item.

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

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

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.WebControls.MenuItem
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 example demonstrates how to use the Parent property to access the parent menu item of a child 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 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 xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>MenuItem Parent Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" 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>

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.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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