Value Property

MenuItem.Value Property


Gets or sets a non-displayed value used to store any additional data about the menu item, such as data used for handling postback events.

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

member Value : string with get, set

Property Value

Type: System.String

Supplemental data about the menu item that is not displayed. The default value is an empty string ("").

The Value property is used to supplement the Text property by storing any additional data associated with the menu item. This value is not displayed in the control and is commonly used to store data for handling postback events.


If the Value property contains null, the get accessor returns the value of the Text property. If the Text property, in turn, contains null, Empty is returned.

The value of the Value property is also used when the value path specified in the ValuePath property is generated. A value path is a delimiter-separated list of menu item values that forms a path from the root menu item to the current menu item. The value path is used to indicate the position of a menu item in a Menu control.


Menu items at the same menu level must each have a unique value for the Value property; the Menu control cannot distinguish between different menu items at the same level that have the same value.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

The following example demonstrates how to display the Value for a menu item and its parent when the user selects a menu item.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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