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MenuItem.IsCheckable Property

Updated: April 2009

Gets a value that indicates whether a MenuItem can be checked. This is a dependency property.

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 bool IsCheckable { get; set; }
<object IsCheckable="bool" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the menu item can be checked; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


The following example shows how to make MenuItem controls that are checked when a user clicks them.

<MenuItem Header="_New" IsCheckable="true"/>

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




April 2009

Added information about the default value.

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