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 ReadOnly Property Parent As MenuItem

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.

System_CAPS_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="VB" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

  Sub MenuItemClick_NavigationMenu(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As MenuEventArgs)

    ' Use the Parent property to access the 
    ' parent menu item of the menu item clicked
    ' by the user.
    Dim parentItem As MenuItem = e.Item.Parent

    ' Display the parent menu item.
    If parentItem IsNot Nothing Then

      Message.Text = "You are in the " & parentItem.Text & _
        " category."

    Else

      Message.Text = "The selected menu item is a root menu item."

    End If

  End Sub

</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>

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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