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MenuItem::Icon Property

Gets or sets the icon that appears in a MenuItem. This is a dependency property.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

property Object^ Icon {
	Object^ get ();
	void set (Object^ value);
    <Object .../>

Property Value

Type: System::Object
The icon that appears in a MenuItem. The default value is nullptr.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


Many Menu controls have more than just text in the MenuItem elements. Often there are icons, check marks, accelerators, and arrows to indicate submenus.

The following example creates a menu item with an icon.

<MenuItem Header="New">
    <Image Source="data/cat.png"/>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0