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MenuItem.Click Event

Occurs when a MenuItem is clicked.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public event RoutedEventHandler Click
<object Click="RoutedEventHandler" .../>

Identifier field

ClickEvent

Routing strategy

Bubbling

Delegate

RoutedEventHandler

The Click event does not occur if the MenuItem has a submenu.

The following example creates a Menu to manipulate text in a TextBox. The Menu contains MenuItem objects that use the Command, IsCheckable, and Header properties and the Checked, Unchecked, and Click events.

<Menu>
  <MenuItem Header="_Edit">
    <MenuItem Command="ApplicationCommands.Copy"/>
    <MenuItem Command="ApplicationCommands.Cut"/>
    <MenuItem Command="ApplicationCommands.Paste"/>
  </MenuItem>
  <MenuItem Header="_Font">
    <MenuItem Header="_Bold" IsCheckable="True"
              Checked="Bold_Checked"
              Unchecked="Bold_Unchecked"/>
    <MenuItem Header="_Italic" IsCheckable="True"
              Checked="Italic_Checked"
              Unchecked="Italic_Unchecked"/>
    <Separator/>
    <MenuItem Header="I_ncrease Font Size"
              Click="IncreaseFont_Click"/>
    <MenuItem Header="_Decrease Font Size"
              Click="DecreaseFont_Click"/>
  </MenuItem>
</Menu>
<TextBox Name="textBox1" TextWrapping="Wrap"
         Margin="2">
  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
</TextBox>

private void Bold_Checked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    textBox1.FontWeight = FontWeights.Bold;
}

private void Bold_Unchecked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    textBox1.FontWeight = FontWeights.Normal;
}

private void Italic_Checked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    textBox1.FontStyle = FontStyles.Italic;
}

private void Italic_Unchecked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    textBox1.FontStyle = FontStyles.Normal;
}

private void IncreaseFont_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    if (textBox1.FontSize < 18)
    {
        textBox1.FontSize += 2;
    }
}

private void DecreaseFont_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    if (textBox1.FontSize > 10)
    {
        textBox1.FontSize -= 2;
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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