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MenuItemCollection.Contains Method

Determines whether the specified MenuItem object is in the collection.

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

public bool Contains (
	MenuItem c
)
public boolean Contains (
	MenuItem c
)
public function Contains (
	c : MenuItem
) : boolean
Not applicable.

Parameters

c

The MenuItem to find.

Return Value

true if the specified MenuItem object is contained in the collection; otherwise, false.

Use the Contains method to determine whether a MenuItem object is contained in the current MenuItemCollection object. This method is commonly used to test for the existence of a MenuItem object before performing a task, such as adding or removing a menu item from the collection.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Contains method to determine whether a MenuItem object is contained within a MenuItemCollection object.


<%@ 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 NavigationMenu_MenuItemClick(Object sender, MenuEventArgs e)
  {
    // Use the Contains method to determine whether the menu
    // item selected by the user is contained in the Items
    // collection of the Menu control. 
    if(NavigationMenu.Items.Contains(e.Item))
    {
      Message.Text = "You selected the root menu item.";
    }
    else
    {
      Message.Text = "You selected a submenu item.";
    }
  }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
  <head runat="server">
    <title>MenuItemCollection Contains Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    
      <h3>MenuItemCollection Contains Example</h3>
    
      Select an item from the menu.
      <br/><br/>
    
      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        orientation="Vertical"
        target="_blank"
        onmenuitemclick="NavigationMenu_MenuItemClick"  
        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>


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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