Target Property

MenuItem.Target Property

Gets or sets the target window or frame in which to display the Web page content associated with a menu item.

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

public string Target { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The target window or frame in which to display the linked Web page content. The default value is an empty string (""), which refreshes the window or frame with focus.

Use the Target property to specify the window or frame in which to display the Web content linked to a menu item when that menu item is clicked. Values must begin with a letter in the range of A through Z (case-insensitive), except for certain special values that begin with an underscore, as shown in the following table. Note that setting this property overrides the Target property of the Menu control for this menu item.

Target value

Description

_blank

Renders the content in a new window without frames.

_parent

Renders the content in the immediate frameset parent.

_search

Renders the content in the search pane.

_self

Renders the content in the frame with focus.

_top

Renders the content in the full window without frames.

NoteNote

Check your browser documentation to determine if the _search value is supported. For example, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 and later support the _search target value.

NoteNote

The Target property is rendered as a target attribute. The target attribute on anchor elements is not allowed in the XHTML 1.1 strict document type definition. Do not set the Target property if the rendered output for the HyperLink must be XHTML 1.1-compliant. For more information, see XHTML Standards in Visual Studio and ASP.NET.

When creating accessible Web pages, it is strongly recommended you avoid using the Target property to target another window. For more information, see Accessibility in Visual Studio and ASP.NET.

The following example demonstrates how to use the Target property to specify a window or frame in which to display the Web content linked to a menu item when that menu item is clicked.



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

<!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>MenuItem Target Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>MenuItem Target Example</h3>

      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        staticdisplaylevels="1"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical" 
        target="_blank"  
        runat="server">

        <items>
          <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Home.aspx"
            target="_self" 
            text="Home">
            <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Music.aspx"
              target="_self"
              text="Music">
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Classical.aspx"
                target="_blank" 
                text="Classical"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Rock.aspx"
                target="_blank"
                text="Rock"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Jazz.aspx"
                target="_blank"
                text="Jazz"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
            <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Movies.aspx"
              target="_self"
              text="Movies">
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Action.aspx"
                target="_blank"
                text="Action"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Drama.aspx"
                target="_blank"
                text="Drama"/>
              <asp:menuitem navigateurl="Musical.aspx"
                target="_blank"
                text="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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