MenuItemBinding.NavigateUrl Property

Gets or sets the URL to link to when a menu item to which the MenuItemBinding object is applied is clicked.

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

public string NavigateUrl { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_NavigateUrl ()

/** @property */
public void set_NavigateUrl (String value)

public function get NavigateUrl () : String

public function set NavigateUrl (value : String)

Not applicable.

Property Value

The URL to link to when a menu item to which the MenuItemBinding is applied is clicked. The default is an empty string (""), which indicates that this property is not set.

When the Menu control is bound to a data source, use the NavigateUrl property to specify the URL to bind to the MenuItem.NavigateUrl property of a MenuItem object. This URL is shared with all menu items to which the MenuItemBinding object is applied. When the user clicks the menu item, the user is taken to the specified URL.

NoteNote:

You can override the URL for an individual menu item by setting its NavigateUrl property directly.

Instead of using this property to navigate to the same URL in each menu item, you can also bind the NavigateUrl property of a MenuItem object to a field of a data source by setting the NavigateUrlField property. When rendered, the NavigateUrl property of each menu item to which the MenuItemBinding object is applied contains the corresponding value from the field.

NoteNote:

If the NavigateUrl and NavigateUrlField properties are both set, the NavigateUrlField property takes precedence.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the NavigateUrl property to specify the URL to navigate to when a menu item is clicked. This URL is used in each menu item to which the MenuItemBinding object is applied. For this example to work correctly, you must copy the sample XML data below to a file named Menu.xml.


<%@ 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>MenuItemBinding Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>MenuItemBinding Example</h3>

      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        datasourceid="MenuSource"
        runat="server">
        
        <databindings>
        
          <asp:menuitembinding datamember="MapHomeNode"
            textfield="Title"
            valuefield="Description"
            imageurlfield="ImageUrl"
            tooltipfield="ToolTip"/>
          <asp:menuitembinding datamember="MapNode" 
            depth="1"
            textfield="Title"
            valuefield="Description"
            imageurlfield="ImageUrl"
            tooltipfield="ToolTip"/>
          <asp:menuitembinding datamember="MapNode" 
            depth="2"
            text="Static Title"
            value="Static Description"
            imageurl="~\Images\StaticImage.jpg"
            tooltip="Static ToolTip"/>
          
        </databindings>
        
      </asp:menu>

      <asp:xmldatasource id="MenuSource"
        datafile="Menu.xml"
        runat="server"/> 

    </form>
  </body>
</html>


The following code is sample site map data for the previous example.

<MapHomeNode ImageUrl="~\Images\Home.gif"

Title="Home"

Description="Root Page"

ToolTip="Home Page">

<MapNode ImageUrl="~\Images\Music.gif"

Title="Music"

Description="Music Category"

ToolTip="Music Page">

<MapNode ImageUrl="~\Images\Classical.gif"

Title="Classical"

Description="Classical Section"

ToolTip="Classical Page"/>

<MapNode ImageUrl="~\Images\Rock.gif"

Title="Rock"

Description="Rock Section"

ToolTip="Rock Page"/>

<MapNode ImageUrl="~\Images\Jazz.gif"

Title="Jazz"

Description="Jazz Section"

ToolTip="Jazz Page"/>

</MapNode>

<MapNode ImageUrl="~\Images\Movies.gif"

Title="Movies"

Description="Movies Category"

ToolTip="Movies Page">

<MapNode ImageUrl="~\Images\Action.gif"

Title="Action"

Description="Action Section"

ToolTip="Action Page"/>

<MapNode ImageUrl="~\Images\Drama.gif"

Title="Drama"

Description="Drama Section"

ToolTip="Drama Page"/>

<MapNode ImageUrl="~\Images\Musical.gif"

Title="Musical"

Description="Musical Section"

ToolTip="Musical Page"/>

</MapNode>

</MapHomeNode>

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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