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MenuItem.IsSubmenuOpen Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the submenu of the MenuItem is open.

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

[BindableAttribute(true)]
[BrowsableAttribute(false)]
public bool IsSubmenuOpen { get; set; }
<object IsSubmenuOpen="bool" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the submenu of the MenuItem is open; otherwise, false. The default is false.

When IsSubmenuOpen is set to true, mouse capture is set to the MenuItem and its subtree.

The following example shows how to open a submenu of a MenuItem. In this example, the MenuItem called fileMenu contains a MenuItem called recentFiles that has a submenu. When fileMenu is opened, the SubmenuOpened event is raised and the FileMenu_Opened event handler opens the submenu of recentFiles.

<Menu>
  <MenuItem Name="fileMenu"
            Header="_File"
            SubmenuOpened="FileMenu_Opened">

    <MenuItem Name="recentFiles" 
              Header="Recent files">

      <MenuItem Header="file 1"
                IsCheckable="True"/>

      <MenuItem Header="file 2"
                IsCheckable="True"/>
    </MenuItem>
    <Separator/>
    <MenuItem Name="closeMenu" 
              Header="Close all Files"/>
  </MenuItem>
</Menu>
private void FileMenu_Opened(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    if (sender == e.Source)
    {
        recentFiles.IsSubmenuOpen = true;
        Keyboard.Focus(recentFiles);
    }
}

.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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